On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1972

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, affecting 15 states, with 119 deaths and $3 billion in damage

Agreement of Interest

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, American football fullback (Detroit Lions), born in Columbus, Nebraska
  • Larry Whigham, NFL safety (NE Patriots)
  • Roell Preston, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Ron Corning, American television anchor

Selma Blair

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

Zinedine Zidane

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, American country singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Saturday Night Jamboree), dies of a heart attack at 58
1972 Highlights

About June 23, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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