On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1972

Historical Events

Music History

1st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)

Historic Event

Kwame Nkrumah, re-buried in Nkroful, Ghana

  • Springhill Massacre: British snipers shoot dead five Catholic civilians and wounded two others in Springhill, Belfast
  • The ceasefire between the Provisional IRA and the British Army comes to an end
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Stan Smith beats Ilie Năstase of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 for his only Wimbledon title

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Mills, 400m runner, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Pete Kendall, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Weede, American operatic and musical theater baritone, dies at 69
1972 Highlights

About July 9, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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