On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1972

Historical Events

  • Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2

Sports History

Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, v Australia at Old Trafford (57/62)

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Mayrleb, Austrian footballer
  • David Sloan, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • P[eter] J[ason] Farley, Hackensack, bass (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Rushing, American blues pianist and singer, known as"Mr. Five By Five", dies at 70
1972 Highlights

About June 8, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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