On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1972

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

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Fielding Smith Jr., 10th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), dies at 95
1972 Highlights

About July 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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