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
  • American pole vaulter Bob Seagren breaks world record for the 4th and final time with 5.63m in Eugene, Oregon
  • 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)
  • US Open Women's Golf, Winged Foot GC: American Susie Maxwell Berning wins by 1 from Judy Rankin, Kathy Ahern & Pam Barnett

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
  • Joseph Fielding Smith Jr., 10th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dies at 95