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 Stern, American model and animal activist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scott Foley (51 years old)

American actor (Scandal, Felicity), born in Kansas City, Kansas

Born in 1972

About July 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lean On Me - Bill Withers
  • UK #1 Song: Puppy Love - Donny Osmond