On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st women FBI members sworn in (Susan Lynn Roley & Joanne E Pierce)
  • 7 people are killed in separate incidents across Northern Ireland
  • Dutch Minister of Agt decides to ignore soft drug usage
  • Secret Talks Between IRA and British Government: Gerry Adams is part of a delegation to London for talks with the British Government

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King earns her 8th Grand Slam singles title beating Evonne Goolagong of Australia 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Famous Birthdays

  • Aldi Henry, Canadian CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Darnay Scott, American NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Lisa Leslie, American WNBA center (LA Sparks)/forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Gardena, California
  • Manfred Stohl, Austrian rally driver, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Michael Westbrook, American NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Stoney Case, American NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals), born in Odessa, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Athenagoras, 268th patriarch of Constantinople, dies
  • King Talal of Jordan (b. 1909)