On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1972

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Honky Chateau" becomes Elton John's first No. 1 album in the US, includes hit "Rocket Man"

Singer Elton John
Elton John

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Lee Trevino claims his second straight Claret Jug; first to successfully defend his title since Arnold Palmer in 1962; wins by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus

Famous Birthdays

  • Beth Ostrosky, American model
  • Khalid Reeves, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets)
  • Michael Barnett, UK musician / producer
  • Scott Foley, American actor (Scandal, Felicity), born in Kansas City, Kansas
1972 Highlights

About July 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer