July 1972 calendar

July 1972

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1972?


  • 01 Jul 1972 Follies closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 524 performances
  • 02 Jul 1972 Fiddler on the Roof closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 3242 performances
  • 04 Jul 1972 The first Rainbow Gathering is held in Colorado.
  • 05 Jul 1972 Pierre Messmer appointed French Premier
  • 07 Jul 1972 1st women FBI members sworn in (Susan Lynn Roley and Joanne E Pierce)
  • 08 Jul 1972 English Prince Richard marries Birgitte of Deurs (Henriksen)
  • 09 Jul 1972 1st tour of Paul McCartney andWings (France)
  • 10 Jul 1972 Democratic convention opens in Miami Beach, Florida (George McGovern wins).
  • 11 Jul 1972 The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.
  • 12 Jul 1972 Democrats nominated George McGovern for President in Miami Florida
  • 14 Jul 1972 Jean Westwood is 1st woman chosen to head Democratic National Committee
  • 15 Jul 1972 101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane
  • 16 Jul 1972 Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes 269th patriarch of Constantinople
  • 17 Jul 1972 1st 2 women begin training as FBI agents at Quantico
  • 18 Jul 1972 Egypt President Sadat throws 20,000 Russian military aids out
  • 21 Jul 1972 27.5 cm rainfall at Fort Ripley, Minnesota (state record)
  • 22 Jul 1972 10.84 (27.53 cm) of rainfall, Fort Ripley, Mn (state 24-hr record)
  • 23 Jul 1972 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic
  • 24 Jul 1972 Jigme Singye Wangchuk becomes king of Bhutan at age 16.
  • 25 Jul 1972 43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
  • 27 Jul 1972 NHL star Maurice "Rocket" Richard signs with WHL Quebec Nordiques.
  • 28 Jul 1972 39th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Dallas 20, All Stars 7 (54,162)
  • 29 Jul 1972 A national dock strike begins in Britain.
  • 30 Jul 1972 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
  • 31 Jul 1972 Dick Allen is 7th to hit 2 inside-the-park homers in a game
  • 08 Jul 1972 Israeli Mossad assassinate Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Song Sung Blue
  2. - Lean On Me
  3. - Alone Again (Naturally)
  4. - The Candy Man
  5. - Outa-Space

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Puppy Love
  2. - Rock And Roll Parts 1 And 2
  3. - Take Me Bak 'Ome
  4. - Sylvia's Mother
  5. - Little Willy


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 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 Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist


The Exorcist was originally published in 1971. It is now a major TV series on FOX. It is still one of the most controversial novels and became a literary sensation. It spent 47 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller …

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 …

Bring Me A Unicorn by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Bring Me A Unicorn


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

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage