What Happened in 1972 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 843

  • Jun 7 Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
  • Jun 8 Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 8 Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, v Australia at Old Trafford (57/62)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • Jun 9 14" of rain in 6 hrs burst Rapid City SD dam, drowns 237
  • Jun 9 Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia
  • Jun 9 In a show of support for Iraq, OPEC moves to prevent companies whose interests were nationalized in Iraq from increasing production elsewhere
  • Jun 10 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 10 Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jun 11 18th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Ahern
  • Jun 11 31°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June
  • Jun 11 KPAT-AM in Berkeley CA returns from KRE
  • Jun 11 Gun battle between Loyalist and Republican paramilitaries break out in the Oldpark area of Belfast
  • Jun 12 John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the Nigger of the World" "Attica State" & "Luck of the Irish"
  • Jun 13 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"
  • Jun 14 Tropical storm (later hurricane) Agnes forms over Yucatán Peninsula
  • Jun 14 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
  • Jun 15 Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die
  • Jun 15 West German police arrested RAF leader Ulrike Meinhof
  • Jun 15 The Social Democratic and Labour Party meet Secretary of State for Northern Ireland W Whitelaw, to present the IRA's conditions for a meeting
  • Jun 16 The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador.
  • Jun 17 "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38
  • Jun 17 Chile president Allende forms new government
  • Jun 17 Looking Glass releases "Brandy"
  • Jun 17 Five men arrested after trying to bug Democratic National Committee office in Watergate Complex, Washington
  • Jun 17 9 firefighters are killed in the Hotel Vendome fire in Boston

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 18 72nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 290 at Pebble Beach Calif

  • Jun 18 BEA Trident crashes after takeoff from Heathrow killing 118
  • Jun 18 US Supreme Court, 5-3, confirms lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball's exemption from antitrust laws
  • Jun 18 3 members of the British Army are killed by an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb in a derelict house near Lurgan, County Down
  • Jun 18 UEFA European Championship: West Germany defeat Soviet Union 3-0 in Brussels
  • Jun 19 -29] Tropical storm Agnes upgraded to a hurricane, makes landfall in Panama City (would kill 128)
  • Jun 19 Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers face flight delays and cancellations after pilots threaten to strike over hijack fears
  • Jun 19 A Catholic civilian is shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in the Cracked Cup Social Club, Belfast
  • Jun 19 Secretary of State for Northern Ireland William Whitelaw concedes 'special category' status, or 'political status' for paramilitary prisoners in Northern Ireland
  • Jun 20 Secret Meeting Between IRA and British Officials held
  • Jun 22 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 140 performances
  • Jun 22 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
  • Jun 23 Hurricane Agnes becomes US's costliest natural disaster, effecting 15 states, with 119 deaths, $3 billion damage
  • Jun 23 US President Nixon & his Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
  • Jun 23 US President Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
  • Jun 23 45 countries leave the Sterling Area, allowing their currencies to fluctuate independently of the British Pound.
  • Jun 23 22nd Berlin International Film Festival: "The Canterbury Tales" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 24 "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6
  • Jun 24 Wake Island becomes unincorporated territory of US (US Air Force)
  • Jun 24 Yvonne Braitwaite Burke becomes 1st black chair of a Democratic convention
  • Jun 24 Danie Malan, South African athlete, sets a new world record in the 1000m event in Munich
  • Jun 24 The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill 3 British Army soldiers in a land mine attack near Dungiven, County Derry
  • Jun 25 Bernice Gera becomes 1st female umpire in pro baseball
  • Jun 26 Bob Massie takes 16 wickets (8-84 & 8-53) on Test cricket debut v Eng
  • Jun 26 IRA proclaims resistant in North-Ireland
  • Jun 26 The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) begin a "bi-lateral truce" as at midnight
  • Jun 26 The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill two British Army soldiers in separate attacks during the day
  • Jun 29 Supreme Court rules (5-4) that death penalty is cruel & unusual
  • Jun 29 USSR launches Prognoz 2 into earth orbit (549/200,000 km)
  • Jun 30 One leap second is added to the UTC time system; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
  • Jun 30 Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
  • Jun 30 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)
  • Jul 1 "Follies" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 524 performances
  • Jul 1 "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 1750 performances
  • Jul 1 Ms. magazine begins publishing
  • Jul 1 The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.
  • Jul 2 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 3242 performances
  • Jul 2 27th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
  • Jul 2 Bob Seagren pole vaults world record 5.63m
  • Jul 2 India & Pakistan sign Simla Agreement peace accord
  • Jul 2 Two Catholic civilians are shot and killed in Belfast by Loyalist paramilitaries, probably the Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
  • Jul 3 Themba Sono is forced to resign as president of South African Student Organisation (SASO)
  • Jul 3 The Ulster Defence Association and the British Army come into conflict about a 'no-go' area at Ainsworth Avenue, Belfast
  • Jul 4 The Royal Ulster Constabulary forward a file about the killings on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972) to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland
  • Jul 5 Pierre Messmer appointed French premier
  • Jul 5 Two Protestant brothers are found shot dead outside of Belfast (There was speculation that they were killed by Loyalists because they had Catholic girlfriends)
  • Jul 7 1st women FBI members sworn in (Susan Lynn Roley & Joanne E Pierce)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 79th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jul 7 Dutch Minister of Agt decides to ignore soft drug usage
  • Jul 7 Secret Talks Between IRA and British Government: Gerry Adams is part of a delegation to London for talks with the British Government
  • Jul 7 7 people are killed in separate incidents across Northern Ireland
  • Jul 8 US sells grain to USSR for $750 million

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 1st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Jul 9 86th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats I Nastase (46 63 63 46 75)
  • Jul 9 Kathy Ahern wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • Jul 9 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 Kwame Nkrumah, re-buried in Nkroful, Ghana

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • Jul 9 Springhill Massacre: British snipers shoot dead five Catholic civilians and wounded two others in Springhill, Belfast.
  • Jul 9 The ceasefire between the Provisional IRA and the British Army comes to an end
  • Jul 10 Democratic convention opens in Miami Beach Florida (McGovern)
  • Jul 10 Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
  • Jul 12 Democrats nominated George McGovern for president in Miami Fla
  • Jul 12 Twelve years after the banning of the ANC and Pan Africanist Congress, a new political movement, the Black People Convention is formed after a three day long conference in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Jul 13 LA Rams (Irsay) & Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners
  • Jul 13 A series of gun-battles and shootings erupt across Belfast between the Provisional Irish Republican Army and British Army soldiers
  • Jul 14 Jean Westwood is 1st woman chosen to head Democratic National Committee
  • Jul 14 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • Jul 14 Plate ump & catcher in a game are brothers. Bill Haller is ump & Tom Haller is Tigers catcher, KC Royals win 1-0
  • Jul 15 101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane
  • Jul 15 Sandra Palmer/Jane Blalock wins Angelo's Four-Ball Golf Championship
  • Jul 16 Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes 269th patriarch of Constantinople
  • Jul 16 Smokey Robinson & Miracles final live performance
  • Jul 17 1st 2 women begin training as FBI agents at Quantico
  • Jul 18 200,000 attend Mt Pocono rock festival in Penns

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,409

  • Apr 15 Ricky Otero, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Apr 15 Ronald Cherry, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Apr 15 Vickie Johnson, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
  • Apr 15 Lou Romano, American voice actor
  • Apr 16 Conchita Martinez, Monzon Spain, tennis star (1996 final Indian Wells)
  • Apr 16 Jim Ballard, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Scottish Claymores, Buffalo Bills)
  • Apr 16 Mario Bradley, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
  • Apr 17 Benjamin Dodwell, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 17 Gordon Laro, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 17 Keith Lyle, safety (St Louis Rams)
  • Apr 17 Muttiah Muralitharan, cricketer (leading Sri Lankan Test off-spinner)
  • Apr 17 Tony Boselli, NFL offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 17 Jarkko Wiss, Finnish Footballer
  • Apr 17 Gary Bennett, American baseball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 17 Jennifer Garner [Affleck], American actress (Sydney Bristow-Alias), born in Houston, Texas

  • Apr 17 Claire Sweeney, English actress
  • Apr 18 Jeff Traversy, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Apr 18 Eli Roth, American film director
  • Apr 19 Eric Jack, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Apr 19 Jeff Wilkins, NFL kicker (SF 49ers, St Louis Rams), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Apr 19 Rivaldo, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 20 Le Huynh Đuc, Vietnamese footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 20 Carmen Electra [Tara Leigh Patrick], American model and actress (Scary Movie, Meet the Spartans), born in Sharonville, Ohio

  • Apr 20 Stephen Marley, Jamaican musician
  • Apr 21 David Williams, Bedford PA, outfielder (SF Giants)
  • Apr 21 Lori Flick, Miss America-Massachusetts (1997), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 21 Tia Jackson, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Apr 21 Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
  • Apr 21 Severina Vučković, Croatian singer
  • Apr 22 Anna Falchi, Tampera Finland, actress (La Dolce Vita '90)
  • Apr 22 Sabine Appelmans, Aalst Belg, tennis star (Strasbourg doubles final)
  • Apr 22 Owen Finegan, Australian rugby union footballer
  • Apr 23 Rachel Hetherington, Port Macquarie NSW, golfer (1993 NSW Champ)
  • Apr 23 Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet
  • Apr 23 Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer
  • Apr 23 Sonya Smith, American actress
  • Apr 24 Chipper Jones, Deland FL, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • Apr 24 Jamie Brown, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Apr 24 Nicolas Gill, 86kg judoka (Olympics-bronze-92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 24 Rab Douglas, Scottish footballer
  • Apr 24 Jure Košir, Slovenian skier
  • Apr 25 Percell Gaskins, linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • Apr 25 Sara Baras, Spanish ballerina
  • Apr 26 Francisco Cordova, Veracruz Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Apr 26 Marco Rivera, NFL/WLAF guard (Scot Claymores, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Apr 26 Natrone Means, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 26 Avi Nimni, Israeli Footballer
  • Apr 26 Kiko Narváez, Spanish footballer
  • Apr 27 Alison McKnight, 100m hurdler/heptathlete, born in Bakersfield, California
  • Apr 27 David Lascher, actor (Josh-Clueless, Kidz in the Wood), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 27 Ethan Brooks, NFL/WAFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Rhein Fire)
  • Apr 27 Silvia Farina, Milan Italy, tennis star (1995 Maria Lankowitz doubles)
  • Apr 27 Tim Ruddy, NFL center (Miami Dolphins)
  • Apr 27 Tommy Thompson, NFL punter (SF 49ers)
  • Apr 27 Maura West, actress (As the World Turns), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Apr 28 Jan Benda, Reet Belgium, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • Apr 28 Jean-Paul van Gastel, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Apr 28 Michelle Menzies, Barrie Ont, Canadian ice pairs (1995, 96 Can champs)
  • Apr 28 Joseph Bruce, American musician
  • Apr 29 Gwendolyn Wentland, high jumper, born in Flint, Michigan
  • Apr 29 Dustin McDaniel, American politician
  • Apr 30 Kendricke Bullard, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • Apr 30 Mario Schaden, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • May 1 Bobby Chouinard, Manilla Phillipines, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • May 2 Erik Maes, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • May 2 Jennifer Miriam, playmate (March, 1997), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • May 2 Jill Savery, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • May 2 Peter Ogilvie, 100m sprinter (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 2 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor, born in Hayward, California

Actor & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock
  • May 2 Paul Adcock, English footballer
  • May 3 Brett Hayman, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • May 3 Josh Taves, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • May 3 Vyacheslav Kozlov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Detroit Red Wings)
  • May 3 Shonie Carter, American MMA fighter
  • May 4 Ethan Watts, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 4 Gretchen Ulion, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • May 4 Marc Lamb, WLAF T (London Monarchs)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 4 Mike Dirnt [Michael Ryan Pritchard], American musician (Green Day), born in Berkeley, California

Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt
  • May 5 Barrett Brooks, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • May 5 Brigitta Boccoli, Milan Italy, actress (Manhattan Baby)
  • May 5 Janelle Lynn Canady, Miss Alaska USA (1996)
  • May 5 Mikael Renberg, Pitea Swe, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, TB Lightning)
  • May 5 Ron Snook, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • May 5 Rushia Brown, WNBA forward/center (Cleveland Rockers)
  • May 5 Travis Jervey, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 5 Wendy Kaye, playmate (Jul, 1991), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • May 5 Zigmund Palffy, Skalica Slo, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • May 5 James Cracknell, British rowing champion, double Olympic gold medalist
  • May 6 Dean Larsson, BC Canada, Nike golfer (1994 Monterrey Open-46th)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 6 Martin Brodeur, NHL goalie (NJ Devils, Team Canada), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur
  • May 7 Chris Hayes, safety (NY Jets)
  • May 7 John Holecek, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 7 Vince Stewart, WLAF defensive tackle (Barcelona Dragons)
  • May 7 Frank Trigg, American Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
  • May 8 Chris Sanders, NFL wide receiver (Tennessee/Houston Oilers)
  • May 8 Keelin Curnuck, Miss New York USA (1996)/Ms Venus Swimwear (1994)
  • May 9 Dan Hollander, figure skater (1996 Great Lakes champ), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • May 9 Dave Barr, WLAF quarterback (Scotland Claymores)
  • May 9 Simon Hollingsworth, Australian 400m hurdler (Olympics-92, 96)
  • May 9 Megumi Odaka, Japanese actress and artist

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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