Historical Events in July 1972

  • Jul 1 "Follies" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 524 performances
  • Jul 1 "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 1750 performances
  • Jul 1 Ms. magazine begins publishing

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Jul 1 Feminist magazine "Ms" founded by Gloria Steinem publishes its first issue with Wonder Woman on the cover

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Journalist
Gloria Steinem
  • Jul 1 The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.
  • Jul 2 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 3242 performances
  • Jul 2 27th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
  • Jul 2 Bob Seagren pole vaults world record 5.63m
  • Jul 2 India & Pakistan sign Simla Agreement peace accord
  • Jul 2 Two Catholic civilians are shot and killed in Belfast by Loyalist paramilitaries, probably the Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
  • Jul 3 Themba Sono is forced to resign as president of South African Student Organisation (SASO)
  • Jul 3 The Ulster Defence Association and the British Army come into conflict about a 'no-go' area at Ainsworth Avenue, Belfast
  • Jul 4 The Royal Ulster Constabulary forward a file about the killings on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972) to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland
  • Jul 5 Pierre Messmer appointed French premier
  • Jul 5 Two Protestant brothers are found shot dead outside of Belfast (There was speculation that they were killed by Loyalists because they had Catholic girlfriends)
  • Jul 7 1st women FBI members sworn in (Susan Lynn Roley & Joanne E Pierce)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 79th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jul 7 Dutch Minister of Agt decides to ignore soft drug usage
  • Jul 7 Secret Talks Between IRA and British Government: Gerry Adams is part of a delegation to London for talks with the British Government
  • Jul 7 7 people are killed in separate incidents across Northern Ireland
  • Jul 8 US sells grain to USSR for $750 million

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Jul 9 1st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Jul 9 86th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Ilie Năstase (4-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 7-5)
  • Jul 9 Kathy Ahern wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • Jul 9 USSR performs underground nuclear test

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Jul 9 Kwame Nkrumah, re-buried in Nkroful, Ghana

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • Jul 9 Springhill Massacre: British snipers shoot dead five Catholic civilians and wounded two others in Springhill, Belfast.
  • Jul 9 The ceasefire between the Provisional IRA and the British Army comes to an end
  • Jul 10 Democratic convention opens in Miami Beach Florida (McGovern)
  • Jul 10 Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
  • Jul 12 Democrats nominated George McGovern for president in Miami Fla
  • Jul 12 Twelve years after the banning of the ANC and Pan Africanist Congress, a new political movement, the Black People Convention is formed after a three day long conference in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Jul 13 LA Rams (Irsay) & Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners
  • Jul 13 A series of gun-battles and shootings erupt across Belfast between the Provisional Irish Republican Army and British Army soldiers
  • Jul 14 Jean Westwood is 1st woman chosen to head Democratic National Committee
  • Jul 14 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • Jul 14 Plate ump & catcher in a game are brothers. Bill Haller is umpire & Tom Haller is Tigers catcher, KC Royals win 1-0
  • Jul 15 101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane
  • Jul 15 Sandra Palmer/Jane Blalock wins Angelo's Four-Ball Golf Championship
  • Jul 16 Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes 269th patriarch of Constantinople
  • Jul 16 Smokey Robinson & Miracles final live performance
  • Jul 17 1st 2 women begin training as FBI agents at Quantico
  • Jul 18 200,000 attend Mt Pocono rock festival in Penns

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Jul 18 Egyptian president Anwar Sadat throws out 20,000 Russian military aides

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • Jul 18 Mike Procter 8-73 with hat-trick, plus 51 & 102, Gloucs v Essex
  • Jul 18 The 100th British soldier to die in the Northern Ireland "troubles" is shot by a sniper in Belfast

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Jul 18 Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson holds meeting with representatives of the Irish Republican Army

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • Jul 20 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 21 2 passenger trains collide head-on killing 76 (Seville, Spain)
  • Jul 21 27.5 cm rainfall at Fort Ripley, Minnesota (state record)
  • Jul 21 Los Angeles Dodgers release & end career of knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm
  • Jul 21 In New York 57 murders occur in 24 hours
  • Jul 21 Bloody Friday: within the space of seventy-five minutes, the Provisional Irish Republican Army explode twenty-two bombs in Belfast; six civilians, two British Army soldiers and one UDA volunteer were killed, 130 injured
  • Jul 22 10.84" (27.53 cm) of rainfall, Fort Ripley, Mn (state 24-hr record)
  • Jul 22 Venera 8 makes soft landing on Venus
  • Jul 22 2 Catholics are abducted, beaten, and shot dead in a Loyalist area of Belfast
  • Jul 22 59th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 23 1st Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched
  • Jul 23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic
  • Jul 24 Jigme Singye Wangchuk becomes king of Bhutan at 16
  • Jul 24 Bugojno group is caught by Yugoslav security forces.
  • Jul 25 43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stad
  • Jul 25 All star MVP: Joe Morgan (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 25 US health officials concede African American were used as guinea pigs in 40 year syphilis experiment
  • Jul 26 Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct Space Shuttle
  • Jul 27 The F-15 Eagle flies for the first time.
  • Jul 28 39th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Dallas 20, All Stars 7 (54,162)
  • Jul 29 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 30 "Ain't Supposed to Die Death" closes at Barrymore NYC after 325 performances
  • Jul 30 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
  • Jul 31 Dick Allen is 7th to hit 2 inside-the-park homers in a game
  • Jul 31 Thomas Eagleton withdraws as Democratic VP candidate
  • Jul 31 Operation Motorman: the British Army use 12,000 soldiers supported by tanks and bulldozers to re-take the "no-go areas" controlled by the Provisional Irish Republican Army
  • Jul 31 Claudy bombing: nine civilians were killed when three car bombs exploded in County Londonderry, North Ireland; no group has since claimed responsibility