Historical Events on July 21, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 2 passenger trains collide head-on killing 76 (Seville, Spain)
  • 27.5 cm rainfall at Fort Ripley, Minnesota (state record)
  • 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
  • In New York 57 murders occur in 24 hours
  • Los Angeles Dodgers release & end career of knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm