February 1972 calendar

February 1972

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1972?


  • 01 Feb 1972 Wings release Give Ireland Back to the Irish in the UK
  • 02 Feb 1972 Lefty Gomez, Ross Youngs and William Harridge selected for Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 03 Feb 1972 11th Winter Olympic games opens in Sapporo, Japan (1st in Asia)
  • 04 Feb 1972 Sen Strom Thurmond suggests John Lennon be deported
  • 05 Feb 1972 Another Puff by Jerry Reed peaks at #65
  • 08 Feb 1972 Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard selected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 09 Feb 1972 President of Ecuador José María Velasco Ibarra is deposed for the fourth time.
  • 10 Feb 1972 BBC bans Give Ireland Back to the Irish by Wings
  • 13 Feb 1972 1776 closes at 46th Steet Theater in New York City after 1,217 performances.
  • 14 Feb 1972 John andYoko co-host Mike Douglas Show for entire week
  • 15 Feb 1972 Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes metropolitan of Imbros / Tenedos
  • 16 Feb 1972 Wilt Chamberlain hit 30,000 point mark during a game with Phoenix Suns
  • 17 Feb 1972 President Nixon leaves Washington DC for China
  • 18 Feb 1972 John andYoko end a week of co-hosting Mike Douglas Show
  • 19 Feb 1972 The Asama-Sanso hostage standoff begins in Japan.
  • 20 Feb 1972 1st time Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks (111-109)
  • 21 Feb 1972 Richard Nixon becomes 1st US President to visit China
  • 22 Feb 1972 Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir and Prime Minister of Qatar.
  • 23 Feb 1972 Angela Davis is released from jail. A Caruthers, California farmer, Rodger McAfee, helps her make bail.
  • 24 Feb 1972 North Vietnamese negotiators walk out of the Paris Peace Talks to protest U.S. air raids.
  • 25 Feb 1972 Paul McCartney releases Give Ireland back to the Irish single
  • 26 Feb 1972 Dam break in WV kills 107
  • 27 Feb 1972 US President Richard Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issue Shanghai Communique.
  • 28 Feb 1972 George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident
  • 29 Feb 1972 Jack Anderson discloses Dita Beard (ITT) memo indicating antitrust charges were dropped for $400,000 contribution to the Republican Party
  • 10 Feb 1972 Ras Al Khaimah joins the United Arab Emirates, now making up seven emirates.
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Music charts

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

  1. - American Pie (Parts 1 and 2)
  2. - Let's Stay Together
  3. - Without You
  4. - Hurting Each Other
  5. - Brand New Key

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Son Of My Father
  2. - Telegram Sam
  3. - American Pie
  4. - Have You Seen Her
  5. - Beg, Steal Or Borrow


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1972?

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War


The author of Herman Wouk's epic historical fiction of World War II is a masterpiece in historical fiction. His story immerses us into the lives of one family, who finds themselves at the center of the war's chaos.

Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese

Honor Thy Father


The classic masterpiece is now updated

Bear Island by Alistair MacLean

Bear Island


The classic tale of adventure, death and mystery on an Arctic island by the famed master of suspense and action is now available in a reissue.

Tracy And Hepburn by Garson Kanin

Tracy And Hepburn


The classic Hollywood memoir is back and this time with a new introduction by the author. Spence Tracy and Kate Hepburn were the celebrity couple that everyone knew, but few actually knew.

The Game Of The Foxes by Ladislas Farago

The Game Of The Foxes


Ladislas Farago was a long-standing student of espionage, and an important figure in U.S. intelligence. Naval Intelligence during World War II tells the entire story of German espionage within the United States and Great Britain, before and after World War …