On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1972

Historical Events

  • 3 members of the British Army are killed by an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb in a derelict house near Lurgan, County Down
  • BEA Trident crashes after takeoff from Heathrow killing 118

Sports History

UEFA European Championship Final, Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium: Gerd Müller scores a brace as West Germany beats Soviet Union, 3-0

US Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Jack Nicklaus captures his 3rd Open title, 3 strokes ahead of Bruce Crampton of Australia

  • US Supreme Court, 5-3, confirms lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball's exemption from antitrust laws [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Otakar Vejvoda, Kladno CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Rep)
1972 Highlights

About June 18, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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