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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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1972?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Alone Again (Naturally)
  2. - Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)
  3. - Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
  4. - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
  5. - I'm Still In Love With You

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - School's Out
  2. - Mama Weer All Crazee Now
  3. - Seaside Shuffle
  4. - You Wear It Well
  5. - Puppy Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Chloe in the Afternoon

Chloe in the Afternoon

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Françoise Verley, Daniel Ceccaldi

The Italian Connection

The Italian Connection

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Fernando Di Leo

Starring: Mario Adorf, Henry Silva, Woody Strode, Adolfo Celi

The Case of the Bloody Iris

The Case of the Bloody Iris

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Giuliano Carnimeo

Starring: Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Paola Quattrini, Giampiero Albertini



Release year: 1972

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Starring: Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander, Lizabeth Scott

The Last House on the Left

The Last House on the Left

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in August 1972?
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Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell

Captains And The Kings


Joseph Armagh was twelve years old when he first visited America in the early 1850s. He was an Irish immigrant from Ireland.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull


The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules...people who get special pleasure out of …

The Summer Game by Roger Angell

The Summer Game


Roger Angell's classic collection of early sportswriting is an outstanding collection

George S. Kaufman by Howard Teichmann

George S. Kaufman


George S. Kaufman;: An intimate portrait

The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton

The Terminal Man


The bestselling author of Jurassic Park and Timeline is back with a thriller about neurological experimentation. Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures.