What Happened on July 7, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st women FBI members sworn in (Susan Lynn Roley & Joanne E Pierce)
  • 7 people are killed in separate incidents across Northern Ireland

Sport awardTennis Open

79th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Dutch Minister of Agt decides to ignore soft drug usage
  • Secret Talks Between IRA and British Government: Gerry Adams is part of a delegation to London for talks with the British Government

Famous Birthdays

  • Aldi Henry, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Darnay Scott, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • Lisa Leslie, California, WNBA center (LA Sparks)/foward (Oly-gold-1996)
  • Manfred Stohl, Austrian rally driver
  • Michael Westbrook, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • Stoney Case, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)

Famous Deaths

  • Athenagoras, 268th patriarch of Constantinople, dies
  • King Talal of Jordan (b. 1909)