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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1972.
The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1972: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1972?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1972 Major league baseball players stage first collective strike.
  • 02 Apr 1972 44th Academy Awards - French Connection, Gene Hackman and Jane Fonda win.
  • 03 Apr 1972 Official US gold price raised from $35 per ounce to $38.
  • 04 Apr 1972 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, American politician (Representative-Democrat-New York), dies at age 63.
  • 05 Apr 1972 Baseball season is delayed due to a strike.
  • 06 Apr 1972 Egypt drops diplomatic relations with Jordan.
  • 07 Apr 1972 Vietnam War veteran Richard McCoy, Jr. hijacks a United Airlines jet and extorts $500,000 he is later captured.
  • 09 Apr 1972 Sugar opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 506 performances
  • 10 Apr 1972 7.0 earthquake kills 1 / 5 of population of Iranian province of Fars
  • 11 Apr 1972 Benjamin L Hooks is named to the US Federal Communications Commission.
  • 13 Apr 1972 The Universal Postal Union decides to recognize the People's Republic of China as the only legitimate Chinese representative, effectively expelling the Republic of China administering Taiwan.
  • 15 Apr 1972 Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Carole King, and Quincy Jones perform at a benefit for George McGovern for President.
  • 16 Apr 1972 2 giants pandas arrive in US, from China
  • 17 Apr 1972 76th Boston Marathon won by Olavi Suomalainen of Finland in 2:15:39.
  • 18 Apr 1972 Lost in the Stars opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • 19 Apr 1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 20 Apr 1972 Apollo 16 with John Young and Charles Duke lands on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2.
  • 21 Apr 1972 John Young and Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16)
  • 22 Apr 1972 Vietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts anti-war protests in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.
  • 23 Apr 1972 26th Tony Awards: Sticks and Bones and Two Gentlemen of Verona win.
  • 25 Apr 1972 Hans-Werner Grosse glides 907.7 miles (1,461 km) in an AS-W-12.
  • 26 Apr 1972 The Lockheed L-1011 Tristar enters service with Eastern Airlines.
  • 27 Apr 1972 New York City Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported
  • 29 Apr 1972 The fourth anniversary of the Broadway musical ''Hair'' is celebrated with a free concert at a Central Park bandshell, followed by dinner at the Four Seasons. There, 13 Black Panther protesters and the show's co-author, Jim Rado, are arrested for disturbing the peace and for using marijuana.
  • 30 Apr 1972 Arthur Godfrey Time ends a 27-year run on radio.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1972?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Amazing Grace
  2. - Without You
  3. - Come What May
  4. - Back Off Boogaloo
  5. - Could It Be Forever / Cherish

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Country: United States of America

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Country: United States of America

Forbidden Games

Forbidden Games

Directed by: René Clément

Starring: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Country: United States of America

Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis

Country: United States of America

High Noon

High Noon

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1972?
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Tracy And Hepburn by Garson Kanin

Tracy And Hepburn

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This classic Hollywood memoir is again available, now with a new foreword by the author. Spence Tracy and Kate Hepburn were the couple everyone knew of but no one really knew

Bring Me A Unicorn by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Bring Me A Unicorn

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The first volume of Lindbergh’s diaries and letters, in which she meets her future husband. Introduction by the Author; Index; photographs.

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist

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Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York …

Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash

Eleanor And Franklin

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book AwardIn his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P.

Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes

Message From Malaga

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"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under