What Happened on June 4, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 71st Men's French Open: Andres Gimeno beats Patrick Proisy (4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

71st Women's French Open: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong (6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Angela Davis, black activist, acquitted of killing a white guard
  • Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Record 8 shutouts pitched in 16 major league games (AL=5, NL=3)

Famous Birthdays

  • Derian Hatcher, Sterling Heights MI, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • Nikka Costa, American singer
  • Rob Huebel, American comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Godfried Devreese, composer, dies at 79