On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1972

Historical Events

  • US sells grain to USSR for $750 million

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandon Rock, 800m runner, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jay Bellamy, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Karl Dykhuis, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Saurav Ganguly, Indian cricketer (centuries in 1st two Tests for India 1996), born in Behala, Kolkata
  • Shōsuke Tanihara, Japanese actor
  • Tom Hutton, NFL punter/kicker (Philadelphia Eagles)

Famous Weddings

  • English prince Richard marries Birgitte of Deurs (Henriksen)

Famous Deaths

  • (Cora) "Lovie" Austin, American jazz pianist, and bandleader ("Down Hearted Blues"), dies at 84
1972 Highlights

About July 8, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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