On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6
  • Danie Malan, South African athlete, sets a new world record in the 1000m event in Munich
  • The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill 3 British Army soldiers in a land mine attack near Dungiven, County Derry
  • Wake Island becomes unincorporated territory of US (US Air Force)
  • Yvonne Brathwaite Burke becomes 1st black chair of a Democratic convention

Famous Birthdays

  • Denis Zvegelj, Slovenian rower
  • Mitch Berger, punter (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Robbie McEwen, Australian cyclist
  • Shawn King, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)