On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1972

Historical Events

  • 200,000 attend Mt Pocono rock festival in Penns

Historic Event

Egyptian president Anwar Sadat throws out 20,000 Russian military aides

Historic Event

Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson holds meeting with representatives of the Irish Republican Army

  • Mike Procter 8-73 with hat-trick, plus 51 and 102, Gloucs v Essex
  • The 100th British soldier to die in the Northern Ireland "troubles" is shot by a sniper in Belfast

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Williams, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Bruce Walker, NFL nose tackle (NE Patriots)
1972 Highlights

About July 18, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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