On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1972

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dmitri Shostakovich's 15th Symphony, Dutch premieres in West Berlin

  • Iraq nationalizes Iraq Petroleum Company's (IPC) concession owned by British Petroleum, Royal Dutch-Shell, Compagnie Francaise des Petroles, Mobil and Standard Oil of New Jersey
  • Tswanaland becomes Bophuthatswana in South Africa
  • West German police arrest Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Casey, English actor (Midsomer Murders), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • Leta Lindley, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship runner-up 1997), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Mike Dunham, American ice hockey goaltender (Olympic silver 2002; NHL: Nashville Predators; NY Rangers) and GT Development coach (Boston Bruins, NY Islanders), born in Johnson City, New York

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (30) weds second wife Carole Hoff

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy

1972 Highlights

About June 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini