Historical Events on June 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Dmitri Shostakovitch's 15th Symphony, Dutch premieres in West Berlin
  • Iraq nationalizes Iraq Petroleum Company's (IPC) concession owned by British Petroleum, Royal Dutch-Shell, Compagnie Francaise des Petroles, Mobil and Standard Oil of New Jersey
  • Tswanaland becomes Bophuthatswana in South Africa
  • West German police arrest Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader