What Happened on July 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 3242 performances
  • 27th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
  • Bob Seagren pole vaults world record 5.63m
  • India and Pakistan sign Simla Agreement peace accord
  • Two Catholic civilians are shot and killed in Belfast by Loyalist paramilitaries, probably the Ulster Defence Association (UDA)

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren Shan, Irish children's author
  • Towanna Stone, Miss USA-Tennessee (1997, 3rd)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph F Smith Jr, leader US mormon chuch, dies at 95