On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

  • Denny Vaughn, orchestra leader (Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour)
  • Garrett Dutton, American musician (G. Love and Special Sauce), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Lajon Witherspoon, American singer (Sevendust)
  • Michael Nylander, Swedish NHL center (World C'ship gold 1992, 2006; Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals), born in Stockholm, Sweden