Poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Golfer Arnold Palmer born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Reporter and host of CBS Sunday Morning Charles Kuralt born in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Homerun champion Roger Maris born in Hibbing, Minnesota.
Poet Mary Oliver born in Maple Heights, Ohio.
Paleontologist, biologist, and author, Stephen Jay Gould born in Bayside, New York.
Mickey Mantle hit what is thought to be the longest home run in major league baseball, an estimated 643 feet.
The United States loses for the first time in an international basketball game against the Soviet Union at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.
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Fructidor 24 Sorgho