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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1972?


Events

  • 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

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Deliverance

Deliverance

Release year: 1972

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox

Country: United States of America

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Butterflies Are Free

Butterflies Are Free

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Milton Katselas

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Eileen Heckart, Paul Michael Glaser

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Josephine Chaplin

Country: United States of America

Joe Kidd

Joe Kidd

Release year: 1972

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Don Stroud

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in July 1972?
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The Coming Of Age by Simone de Beauvoir

The Coming Of Age

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As the definitive study of the universal problem of growing old, The Coming of Age is "a brilliant achievement" (Marc Slonin, New York Times).

The Game Of The Foxes by Ladislas Farago

The Game Of The Foxes

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Ladislas Farago, a lifelong student of espionage and an important figure in U.S. Naval Intelligence in World War II, writes the whole story of German espionage in the United States and Great Britain before and during World War II.

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 …

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 Savage God by A. Alvarez

The Savage God

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"To write a beautiful book about suicide . . . to transform the subject into something beautiful—this is the forbidding task that A.