What Happened on July 9, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Sport awardTennis Open

86th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Ilie Năstase (4-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 7-5)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Kathy Ahern wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Kwame Nkrumah, re-buried in Nkroful, Ghana

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • Springhill Massacre: British snipers shoot dead five Catholic civilians and wounded two others in Springhill, Belfast.
  • The ceasefire between the Provisional IRA and the British Army comes to an end
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Mills, 400m runner, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Pete Kendall, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Weede, American baritone (b. 1903)