- 1972 NFL Draft: Walt Patulski from University of Notre Dame first pick by Buffalo Bills
- 1st scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395)
- British Prime Minister Edward Heath announces the appointment of Lord Chief Justice Lord Widgery to undertake an inquiry into the 13 deaths on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972)
- Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
- The Ministry of Defence also issues a detailed account of the British Army's version of events during 'Bloody Sunday'
- Wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK
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