On This Day

What Happened on July 22, 1972

Historical Events

  • 10.84" (27.53 cm) of rainfall, Fort Ripley, Mn (state 24-hr record)
  • 2 Catholics are abducted, beaten, and shot dead in a Loyalist area of Belfast
  • 59th Tour de France: Eddy Merckx of Belgium takes 4th consecutive general classification title as well as points and combination events
  • Venera 8 makes soft landing on Venus

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Ferguson, Canadian actor
  • Keyshawn Johnson, American NFL wide receiver (Super Bowl 2002; Pro Bowl 1998-99, 2001; ESPN), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Seth Fisher, American comic book artist and penciller (d.2006)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Business magnate Richard Branson (22) weds Kristen Tomassi

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson

Famous Deaths

  • Hugo Kauder, Austrian composer, dies at 84
  • Pavel BoŇôkovec, Czech composer (Suite for Piano), dies at 78
1972 Highlights

About July 22, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer