On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1972

Historical Events

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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
  • Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 524 performances
  • 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? 48 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer