August 1972 calendar

August 1972

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1972.
The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1972: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1972?


  • 01 Aug 1972 First article appears exposing Watergate scandal (Bernstein-Woodward).
  • 02 Aug 1972 Gold hits record US$70 an ounce in London, England.
  • 03 Aug 1972 British Premier Heath proclaims emergency crisis due to harbor strike
  • 04 Aug 1972 Arthur Bremer jailed for 63 years for shooting Alabama Gov Wallace
  • 05 Aug 1972 Detroit shortstop Ed Brinkman errors ends record streak of 72 games and 331 total chances without a miscue
  • 06 Aug 1972 Garry Player wins PGA golf tournament
  • 08 Aug 1972 New York Yanks sign 30-year lease to play in remodeled Yankee Stadium
  • 09 Aug 1972 Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct the Space Shuttle.
  • 10 Aug 1972 1 million kg heavy meteorite grazes atmosphere above Canada
  • 11 Aug 1972 Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit departs South Vietnam.
  • 12 Aug 1972 Funny Thing Happened... closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 156 performances
  • 13 Aug 1972 Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th and last Bonanza
  • 14 Aug 1972 Bloody Sunday: British soldiers fire into crowd, kill 13
  • 16 Aug 1972 54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills, Michigan
  • 20 Aug 1972 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
  • 21 Aug 1972 British harbor strike ends
  • 22 Aug 1972 International Olympic Committee exspells Rhodesia
  • 23 Aug 1972 Republican convention (Miami Beach, Florida) re-nominates Vice President Spiro Agnew but not unanimous - one vote given to NBC newsman David Brinkley.
  • 24 Aug 1972 Dennis Amiss scores 1st one-day int century, 103 vs. Australia
  • 26 Aug 1972 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR
  • 27 Aug 1972 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • 30 Aug 1972 John Lennon andYoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden
  • 31 Aug 1972 Lasse Viren runs Olympic / world record 10,000m (27:38.4)

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Directed by: Sean Penn

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Country: United States of America

Elite Squad

Elite Squad

Directed by: José Padilha

Starring: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

That Obscure Object of Desire

That Obscure Object of Desire

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Julien Bertheau

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Joe May

Starring: Kay Francis, Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter, Jane Bryan

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky

Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd


Which were the most popular books released in August 1972?
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The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn

The Boys Of Summer


This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball

The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter

The Peter Prescription


Blending wit and wisdom, Dr. Peter discusses the need for individuals to realize their potential if they are to achieve happiness in life

Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell

Captains And The Kings


When Joseph Armagh first saw America in the early 1850s, he was a twelve-year-old Irish immigrant - a penniless orphan cast upon a hostile shore to make a home for himself.

The Game Of The Foxes by Ladislas Farago

The Game Of The Foxes


Ladislas Farago, a lifelong student of espionage and an important figure in U.S. Naval Intelligence in World War II, writes the whole story of German espionage in the United States and Great Britain before and during World War II.

A Portion For Foxes by Jane McIlvaine McClary

A Portion For Foxes


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