What Happened on July 3, 1972

Historical Events

  • The Ulster Defence Association and the British Army come into conflict about a 'no-go' area at Ainsworth Avenue, Belfast
  • Themba Sono is forced to resign as president of South African Student Organisation (SASO)

Famous Deaths

  • "Mississippi" Fred McDowell, American blues singer and guitarist, dies of cancer at 68
1972 Highlights

About July 3, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 3 months
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Dominion Day (Canada)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lean On Me - Bill Withers
  • UK #1 Song: Puppy Love - Donny Osmond