What happened this day in history August 22, 1972

What are the important events that happened on August 22, 1972? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 22, 1972: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 22, 1972 is the 235th day of the year 1972 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 9, 1972 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,388,160 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatriacontapentagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $4,225.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rat is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 22, 1972 Historical Events

  • 1972
    Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.

Who were born on August 22, 1972?

  • 1972
    Max Wilson, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1972
    Okkert Brits, South African pole vaulter
  • 1972
    Paul Doucette, American drummer (Matchbox 20)
  • 1972
    Steve Kline, American baseball player

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