What Happened on May 26, 1972

Historical Events

  • In the Republic of Ireland, the Special Criminal Court is re-instituted to deal with crimes arising out of the Northern Ireland conflict; as part of the measures trial by jury is suspended

Boxing Title Fight

Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

  • The British state-owned travel firm Thomas Cook & Son is sold to a consortium of private businesses headed by the Midland Bank
  • The Irish Republican Army (IRA) plant a bomb in Oxford Street, Belfast, killing a 64 year old woman
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of Interest

US President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT accord

1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Victor White, British rock drummer (Oasis, 1995-2004 - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?), born in Lewisham, London, England
  • Patsy Palmer [Julie Merkell], British actress (Eastenders), born in London, England
Born in 1972

About May 26, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Oh Girl - The Chi-lites
  • UK #1 Song: Metal Guru - T Rex