On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1972

Historical Events

Music History

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

British 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
  • 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? 49 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer