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
  • 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

Person of interestSelma Blair

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

Actress Selma Blair
Selma Blair

Person of interestZinedine Zidane

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

Football Star and Manager Zinedine Zidane
Football Star and Manager
Zinedine Zidane

Famous Deaths

  • Elton Britt, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree), dies at 54
1972 Highlights

About June 23, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer