On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1972

Historical Events

  • Future Baseball Hall of Fame left-handed pitcher Steve Carlton wins 27th game as Philadelphia beats Cubs, 11-1 at Wrigley Field; almost half Phillies' 59 wins
  • Roric Harrison homers as Baltimore beats Cleveland, 4-3; last AL pitcher to homer until MLB inter-league play 25 years later
  • Spaceflight 71-2 launched; 1st flexible substrate photovoltaic flown
  • USSR performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • G. Love [Garrett Dutton], American musician (G. Love and Special Sauce), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Lajon Witherspoon, American rock singer (Sevendust), born in Nashville, Tennesee
  • Michael Nylander, Swedish NHL center (World C'ship gold 1992, 2006; Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals), born in Stockholm, Sweden
1972 Highlights

About October 3, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra