On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater, NYC, after 1750 performances

Historic Publication

Feminist magazine "Ms" founded by Gloria Steinem publishes its first regular issue with Wonder Woman on the cover

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem

Theatrical Finale

Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 524 performances

Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim
Composer and Lyricist
Stephen Sondheim
  • The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Machacek, Austrian jazz fusion musician (Featuring Ourselves), born in Tulln an der Donau, Austria
  • Corey Hirsch, Canadian NHL goalie (Olympic silver 1994), coach and broadcaster, born in Medicine Hat, Canada
1972 Highlights

About July 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Dominion Day (Canada)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer