What Happened on June 7, 1972

Historical Events

  • Hsan Hua, Zen teacher, conducted 1st ordination ceremony in America
  • Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's musical "Grease" starring Barry Bostwick, Carole Demas, and Adrienne Barbeau, opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 3,388 performances
  • Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th

Event of Interest

West German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel

1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Ray Luj├ín, American politician (Senator-D-New Mexico 2021-, Rep-D-NM 2009-2021), born in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Jeff Burris, NFL cornerback/punt returner (Buffalo Bills)
  • Karl Urban, New Zealand actor
Born in 1972

About June 7, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Candy Man - Sammy Davis, Jr. with The Mike Curb Congregation
  • UK #1 Song: Metal Guru - T Rex