On This Day

August 6, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for the Atlanta Braves, breaking Babe Ruth's MLB record of homers for one team

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Gary Player of South Africa wins by 2 shots from Americans Tommy Aaron & Jim Jamieson

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mike Frederick, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)