On This Day

June 23, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 45 countries leave the Sterling Area, allowing their currencies to fluctuate independently of the British Pound
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Ron Corning, American television anchor