On This Day

June 1, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

West German police arrest Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader

Red Army Faction Leader Andreas Baader
Red Army Faction Leader
Andreas Baader

Birthdays in History

  • Mokhtar Belmokhtar, Algerian militant (leader of Al-Murabitoun), born in Ghardaïa, Algeria

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (30) weds second wife Carole Hoff

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
1972 in History