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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1972: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1972?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1972 First article appears exposing Watergate scandal (Bernstein-Woodward).
  • 02 Aug 1972 Gold hits record US$70 an ounce in London, England.
  • 03 Aug 1972 British Premier Heath proclaims emergency crisis due to harbor strike
  • 04 Aug 1972 Arthur Bremer jailed for 63 years for shooting Alabama Gov Wallace
  • 05 Aug 1972 Detroit shortstop Ed Brinkman errors ends record streak of 72 games and 331 total chances without a miscue
  • 06 Aug 1972 Garry Player wins PGA golf tournament
  • 08 Aug 1972 New York Yanks sign 30-year lease to play in remodeled Yankee Stadium
  • 09 Aug 1972 Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct the Space Shuttle.
  • 10 Aug 1972 1 million kg heavy meteorite grazes atmosphere above Canada
  • 11 Aug 1972 Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit departs South Vietnam.
  • 12 Aug 1972 Funny Thing Happened... closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 156 performances
  • 13 Aug 1972 Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th and last Bonanza
  • 14 Aug 1972 Bloody Sunday: British soldiers fire into crowd, kill 13
  • 16 Aug 1972 54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills, Michigan
  • 20 Aug 1972 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
  • 21 Aug 1972 British harbor strike ends
  • 22 Aug 1972 International Olympic Committee exspells Rhodesia
  • 23 Aug 1972 Republican convention (Miami Beach, Florida) re-nominates Vice President Spiro Agnew but not unanimous - one vote given to NBC newsman David Brinkley.
  • 24 Aug 1972 Dennis Amiss scores 1st one-day int century, 103 vs. Australia
  • 26 Aug 1972 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR
  • 27 Aug 1972 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • 30 Aug 1972 John Lennon andYoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden
  • 31 Aug 1972 Lasse Viren runs Olympic / world record 10,000m (27:38.4)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Chloe in the Afternoon

Chloe in the Afternoon

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Françoise Verley, Daniel Ceccaldi

The Italian Connection

The Italian Connection

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Fernando Di Leo

Starring: Mario Adorf, Henry Silva, Woody Strode, Adolfo Celi

The Case of the Bloody Iris

The Case of the Bloody Iris

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Giuliano Carnimeo

Starring: Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Paola Quattrini, Giampiero Albertini

Pulp

Pulp

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Starring: Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander, Lizabeth Scott

The Last House on the Left

The Last House on the Left

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1972?
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The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter

The Peter Prescription

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Blending wit and wisdom, Dr. Peter discusses the need for individuals to realize their potential if they are to achieve happiness in life

The Optimist'S Daughter by Eudora Welty

The Optimist'S Daughter

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This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations.

The Summer Game by Roger Angell

The Summer Game

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A classic collection of early sportswriting by renowned reporter Roger AngellAcclaimed New Yorker writer Roger Angell’s first book on baseball, The Summer Game, originally published in 1972, is a stunning collection

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War

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Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and …

George S. Kaufman by Howard Teichmann

George S. Kaufman

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George S. Kaufman;: An intimate portrait