What Happened on June 23, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 22nd Berlin International Film Festival: "The Canterbury Tales" wins the Golden Bear
  • 45 countries leave the Sterling Area, allowing their currencies to fluctuate independently of the British Pound
  • Bernice Gera becomes first female umpire in US pro baseball, Geneva Senators and Auburn Twins in Geneva, New York
  • Hurricane Agnes becomes America's costliest natural disaster, effecting 15 states, with 119 deaths and $3 billion in damage
  • US President Nixon & his Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
  • US President Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports

Famous Birthdays

  • Cory Schlesinger, NHL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • Larry Whigham, NFL safety (NE Patriots)
  • Roell Preston, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Ron Corning, American television anchor

Person of interestSelma Blair

Selma Blair, American actress (Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde), born in Southfield, Michigan

Actress Selma Blair
Actress
Selma Blair
  • Zin├ędine Zidane, French soccer midfielder/Real Madrid manager (Champions League 2016-17-18, World Cup 1998), born in Marseille, France

Famous Deaths

  • Elton Britt, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree), dies at 54