What Happened on June 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday

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

  • Cheryl Abplanalp, Bryn Mawr Penn, team handball wing (Olympics 1996)
  • Daniel Casey, English actor (Midsomer Murders), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • Jon Witman, fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Leta Lindley, LPGA golfer (1995 State Farm Rail-3rd), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Nicholas Porzig, South African born Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Scott Greene, American football fullback (Carolina Panthers), born in Canandaigua, New York

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy