What Happened on July 23, 1972

Historical Events

  • 1st Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched to document global land use change as a joint NASA / USGS program (later renamed Landsat 1) [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Marlon Wayans, American comedian (Wayans Bros, In Living Color), born in New York City
  • Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
Born in 1972
1972 Highlights

About July 23, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  • UK #1 Song: Puppy Love - Donny Osmond