Today in History for June 1972

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 82 of 82

1st - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 15th Symphony, Dutch premieres in West Berlin
1st - Tswanaland becomes Bophuthatswana in South Africa
1st - West German police arrest Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader
1st - Iraq nationalizes Iraq Petroleum Company's (IPC) concession owned by British Petroleum, Royal Dutch-Shell, Compagnie Francaise des Petroles, Mobil and Standard Oil of New Jersey
2nd - Two British Army soldiers die in a land mine attack by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) near Rosslea, County Fermanagh
3rd - "Hot Rod Lincoln," by Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen hits #9
3rd - 1st female US rabbi installed, Sally J Priesand at 25
3rd - Yanks score 8 times in 13th beating White Sox 18-10
4th - Angela Davis, black activist, acquitted of killing a white guard
4th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
4th - Record 8 shutouts pitched in 16 major league games (AL=5, NL=3)
4th - 71st Men's French Open: Andres Gimeno beats Patrick Proisy (4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1)
4th - 71st Women's French Open: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong (6-3, 6-3)
Tennis Legend Billie Jean KingTennis Legend Billie Jean King 5th - "If You Had Wings" opens
5th - UN Conference on Human Environment opens in Stockholm
5th - Yugoslav president Josip Tito visits USSR
6th - David Bowie releases "Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust"
6th - Explosion at world's largest coal mine kills 427 (Wankie, Rhodesia)
6th - Gold hits record $60 an ounce in London
6th - US bombs Haiphong, North-Vietnam; 1000s killed
7th - Musical "Grease" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 3,388 performances
7th - German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel
7th - Hsan Hua, Zen teacher, conducted 1st ordination ceremony in America
7th - Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
8th - Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2
8th - Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, v Australia at Old Trafford (57/62)
9th - 14" of rain in 6 hrs burst Rapid City SD dam, drowns 237
Cricketer and Commentator Tony GreigCricketer and Commentator Tony Greig 9th - Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia
9th - In a show of support for Iraq, OPEC moves to prevent companies whose interests were nationalized in Iraq from increasing production elsewhere
10th - 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28
10th - Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden
10th - Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)
11th - 18th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Ahern
11th - 31°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June
11th - KPAT-AM in Berkeley CA returns from KRE
11th - Gun battle between Loyalist and Republican paramilitaries break out in the Oldpark area of Belfast
12th - John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the Nigger of the World" "Attica State" & "Luck of the Irish"
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 13th - The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"
14th - Hurricane Agnes kills 117
14th - Members of the NI Social Democratic and Labour Party hold a meeting with representatives of the Irish Republican Army in Derry; the IRA representatives outline their conditions for talks with the British Government
15th - Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die
15th - West German police arrested RAF leader Ulrike Meinhof
15th - The Social Democratic and Labour Party meet Secretary of State for Northern Ireland W Whitelaw, to present the IRA's conditions for a meeting
16th - The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador.
17th - "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38
17th - 5 arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party HQ at Watergate
17th - Chile president Allende forms new government
17th - Looking Glass releases "Brandy"
17th - 9 firefighters are killed in the Hotel Vendome fire in Boston
17th - Five White House plumbers apprehended after second burglary of Democratic Natl HQ, Watergate
18th - 72nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 290 at Pebble Beach Calif
18th - BEA Trident crashes after takeoff from Heathrow killing 118
18th - US Supreme Court, 5-3, confirms lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball's exemption from antitrust laws
18th - 3 members of the British Army are killed by an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb in a derelict house near Lurgan, County Down
18th - UEFA European Championship: West Germany defeat Soviet Union 3-0 in Brussels
19th - -29] Hurricane Agnes, kills 118 in NY & Florida
19th - Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers face flight delays and cancellations after pilots threaten to strike over hijack fears
19th - A Catholic civilian is shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in the Cracked Cup Social Club, Belfast
19th - Secretary of State for Northern Ireland William Whitelaw concedes 'special category' status, or 'political status' for paramilitary prisoners in Northern Ireland
20th - Secret Meeting Between IRA and British Officials held
22nd - "Man of La Mancha" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 140 performances
22nd - The Irish Republican Army announce that it would call a ceasefire from 26 June 1972 provided that there is a "reciprocal response" from the security forces
23rd - Hurricane Agnes is costliest natural disaster in American history
23rd - President Nixon & his Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
23rd - Pres Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
23rd - 45 countries leave the Sterling Area, allowing their currencies to fluctuate independently of the British Pound.
23rd - 22nd Berlin International Film Festival: "The Canterbury Tales" wins the Golden Bear
24th - "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6
24th - Wake Island becomes unincorporated territory of US (US Air Force)
24th - Yvonne Braitwaite Burke becomes 1st black chair in Dem convention
24th - Danie Malan, South African athlete, sets a new world record in the 1000m event in Munich
24th - The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill 3 British Army soldiers in a land mine attack near Dungiven, County Derry
25th - Bernice Gera becomes 1st female umpire in pro baseball
26th - Bob Massie takes 16 wickets (8-84 & 8-53) on Test cricket debut v Eng
26th - IRA proclaims resistant in North-Ireland
26th - The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) begin a "bi-lateral truce" as at midnight
26th - The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill two British Army soldiers in separate attacks during the day
29th - Supreme Court rules (5-4) that death penalty is cruel & unusual
29th - USSR launches Prognoz 2 into earth orbit (549/200,000 km)
30th - One leap second is added to the UTC time system; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
30th - Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
30th - Ulster Defence Association (UDA) begin to organise its own 'no-go' areas (this is a response to the continuation of Republican 'no-go' areas and fears about concessions to the IRA)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 128

1st - Cheryl Abplanalp, Bryn Mawr Penn, team handball wing (Olympics-1996)
1st - Jon Witman, fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1st - Leta Lindley, Phoenix AZ, LPGA golfer (1995 State Farm Rail-3rd)
1st - Nicholas Porzig, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1st - Scott Greene, fullback (Carolina Panthers)
1st - Daniel Casey, English actor
2nd - Brad Ottis, tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
2nd - Dwayne Joseph, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears)
2nd - Renee Heiken, Peoria IL, LPGA golfer (1994 Florida Women's Open)
Actor Wayne BradyActor Wayne Brady (2nd) 2nd - Wayne Brady, Columbus, Georgia, American actor and comedian (The Wayne Brady Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
2nd - Wentworth Miller, American actor
2nd - Simon Staho, Danish film director
3rd - Bryan Rekar, Oak Lawn IL, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
3rd - Omar Douglas, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
3rd - Robert Kennedy, cricketer (New Zealand opening bowler 1996)
4th - Derian Hatcher, Sterling Heights MI, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
4th - Nikka Costa, American singer
4th - Rob Huebel, American comedian
5th - Mike Bucci, American professional wrestler
5th - Chuck Klosterman, American journalist
5th - Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
6th - Dulip Liyanage, cricketer (Sri Lanka righty fast-medium Test bowler)
6th - Erin Woodley, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic-silver-96), born in Mississauga, Ontario
6th - Frankie King, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
6th - Gary Downs, running back (Atlanta Falcons)
6th - Jeff Williams, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)
6th - Marko Kiprusoff, Turku FIN, NHL defenseman (Team Finland, Montreal)
6th - Cristina Scabbia, Italian singer (Lacuna Coil)
7th - Jeff Burris, NFL cornerback/punt returner (Buffalo Bills)
7th - Karl Urban, New Zealand actor
8th - David Sloan, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
8th - P[eter] J[ason] Farley, Hackensack, bass (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
8th - Christian Mayrleb, Austrian footballer
9th - Bryan Strang, cricket pace bowler (brother of Paul Zimbabwe 1995- )
9th - Steven Salter, CFL offensive linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
9th - Wardell Rouse, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
9th - Tomoe Hanba, Japanese voice actress
9th - Wesley Reid Scantlin, Kansas City Missouri, American guitarist and singer (Puddle of Mudd)
10th - C J Richardson, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks)
10th - David Dunn, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
10th - Edward Reevey, St John NB, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 SC Intercol)
10th - Pat Johnson, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
10th - Radmila Šekerinska, Macedonian politician
10th - Steven Fischer, American film producer and director
11th - Andrew Peterson, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
11th - Joe O'Brien, WLAF defensive tackle (Scottish Claymores)
12th - Inger Miller, 100m runner, born in Los Angeles, California
12th - Nathalie Baudone, Rocurt Belgium, tennis star (3rd round 1995 US Open)
12th - Patrick van Diemen, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, NEC)
12th - Scott Dawes, Australian baseball catcher (Olympics-1996)
12th - Bounty Killer, Jamaican deejay
13th - Sale Isaia, OL (Baltimore Ravens)
13th - Natalie MacMaster, Canadian musician
14th - Jeff Kysar, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
14th - Rick Brunson, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers)
14th - Matthias Ettrich, German computer scientist (KDE)
14th - Shaun Keaveny, British radio DJ
15th - Andrew Pettitte, Baton Rouge LA, pitcher (NY Yankees)
15th - DeWayne Patterson, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
15th - Jean Francois Labbe, Sherbrooke, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche)
15th - Justin C G Leonard, PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-3rd), born in Dallas, Texas
15th - Lianne Bennion, rower (Olympics-96), born in Seattle, Washington
15th - Ramiro Mendoza, Los Santos Panama, pitcher (NY Yankees)
15th - Sandy Mccarthy, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames), born in Toronto, Ontario
15th - Tony Clark, Newton KS, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
15th - Hank Von Helvete, Turbonegro Frontman
16th - Shawnelle Scott, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
16th - John Cho, Korean-American actor
16th - Simon Khan, English golfer
16th - Ann Shoket, American magazine editor
17th - Dirk-Jan Derksen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
17th - James McKnight, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
17th - Sebastian White, musician and artist
18th - Otakar Vejvoda, Kladno CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Rep)
19th - Andre Strode, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
19th - Anna Van der Kamp, Abbotsford BC, rower (Olympics-96)
19th - Millard Coleman, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
19th - Poppy Montgomery, Australian actress
19th - Dennis Lyxzén, Swedish musician
19th - Robin Tunney, American actress
19th - Jean Dujardin, 1st French actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor (The Artist), born in Rueil-Malmaison, Île-de-France
20th - Jo Roberts, WLAF quarterback (Barcelona Dragons)
20th - Jozef Stumpel, Nitra CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Boston)
20th - Juan Castro, Sinaloa Mexico, infielder (LA Dodgers)
20th - Martin Keino, Nyeri Kenya, 1.5k runner
20th - Paras Mhambrey, Indian cricket pace bowler (Test v England 1996)
20th - Paul Bako, American baseball player
21st - Andrew Jordan, NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
21st - Billy Milner, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
21st - Heath Rylance, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
21st - Jamal Ellis, NFL/WLAF cornerback (Denver Broncos, Rhein Fire)
21st - Marv Marshall, NFL/WLAF receiver (Buccaneers, Barcelona Dragons)
21st - Tony Berti, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers)
21st - Alon Hilu, Israeli writer
21st - Neil Doak, former Irish cricketer
23rd - Cory Schlesinger, NHL running back (Detroit Lions)
23rd - Larry Whigham, NFL safety (NE Patriots)
23rd - Roell Preston, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
Actress Selma BlairActress Selma Blair (23rd) 23rd - Selma Blair, Southfield, Michigan, American actress (Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde)
23rd - Ron Corning, American television anchor

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

Serial Killer John Wayne GacySerial Killer John Wayne Gacy (1st) 1st - Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (30) weds second wife Carole Hoff
26th - NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) weds second wife Sandra Lemon

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

NFL Quarterback Johnny UnitasNFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas (26th) 26th - NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) divorces first wife Dorothy Hoelle after nearly 2 decades of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 12 of 12

2nd - Franz Philipp, composer, dies at 81
4th - Godfried Devreese, composer, dies at 79
8th - Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer, dies at 68
12th - Edmund Wilson, US writer (To the Finland station), dies at 79
12th - Saul David Alinsky, radical writer (John L Lewis), dies at 63
13th - Clyde L Mcphatter, US singer (Drifters-Without Love), dies at 39
13th - Dündar Taşer, Turkish nationalist (b. 1925)
20th - Horst Salomon, writer, dies
20th - Howard Johnson, US restaurant/hotel founder, dies at 75
21st - Seth Bingham, composer, dies at 90
23rd - Elton Britt, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree), dies at 54
26th - David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US choreographer, dies at 61

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