Historical Events on July 22, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 10.84" (27.53 cm) of rainfall, Fort Ripley, Mn (state 24-hr record)
  • 2 Catholics are abducted, beaten, and shot dead in a Loyalist area of Belfast
  • 59th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Venera 8 makes soft landing on Venus