April 1972 calendar

April 1972

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1972?


  • 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
  • 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.
  • 06 Apr 1972 Vietnam War: Easter Offensive: American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - A Horse With No Name
  2. - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  3. - Heart Of Gold
  4. - Rockin' Robin
  5. - Puppy Love

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


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1972?

Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell

Captains And The Kings


Joseph Armagh was twelve years old when he first visited America in the early 1850s. He was an Irish immigrant from Ireland.

The Moon'S A Balloon by David Niven

The Moon'S A Balloon


Color Niven photo front & back First Complete Hardcover Octopus Limited Edition Unabridged Both Books 1985 Dark Green Cloth binding

Souls On Fire by Elie Wiesel

Souls On Fire


Elie Wiesel reenters the universe of Hasidism like a passionate pilgrim in Souls on Fire: Portraits & Legends of Hasidic Masters.

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal


THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FOSTER"The Day of the Jackal makes comparable books like The Manchurian Candidate or The Spy Who Came in From the Cold look like Hardy Boy mysteries The

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull


The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules...people who get special pleasure out of …