On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1972

Historical Events

  • There is widespread and severe rioting in Nationalist areas of Northern Ireland on the anniversary of the introduction of Internment

Famous Birthdays

  • A-Mei [Kulilay Amit], Taiwanese Puyuma singer known as the "Queen of Mando-Pop", born in Beinan, Taitung, Taiwan
  • Elizabeth Vassey, actress (Emily Martin-All My Children), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Eric Zomalt, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Juanes [Juan Esteban Aristizábal], Colombian singer and songwriter, winner of 24 Latin Grammy Awards, born in Carolina del PrĂ­ncipe, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Robert Peal, American dance skater (with Margot Contois), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Silvia Ramon-Cortes, tennis star (1994 Futures-Vigo), born in Barcelona, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Berns, commentator (Television Screen Magazine), dies at 53
  • Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche), dies at 69
  • Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist, dies at 45
1972 Highlights

About August 9, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo