June 1972 calendar

June 1972

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1972?


  • 01 Jun 1972 Tswanaland becomes Bophuthatswana in South Africa
  • 02 Jun 1972 Andreas Baader, Jan-Carl Raspe, Holger Meins and some other members of Red Army Faction are arrested in Frankfurt am Main after a shootout.
  • 03 Jun 1972 Hot Rod Lincoln, by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen hits #9
  • 04 Jun 1972 Angela Davis, black activist, acquitted of killing a white guard
  • 05 Jun 1972 If You Had Wings opens
  • 06 Jun 1972 David Bowie releases Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust
  • 07 Jun 1972 Grease opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 3,388 performances
  • 08 Jun 1972 Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2
  • 09 Jun 1972 1st all-nite grad parties
  • 10 Jun 1972 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28
  • 11 Jun 1972 18th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Ahern
  • 12 Jun 1972 George P. Shultz begins term as 60th Treasury Secretary of the US.
  • 14 Jun 1972 Hurricane Agnes kills 117
  • 15 Jun 1972 West German police arrested RAF leader Ulrike Meinhof
  • 16 Jun 1972 Red Army Faction member Ulrike Meinhof is captured by police in Langenhagen.
  • 17 Jun 1972 Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38
  • 18 Jun 1972 72nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 290 at Pebble Beach, California
  • 19 Jun 1972 40,000 pilots strike against naval officer
  • 22 Jun 1972 Man of La Mancha opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 140 performances
  • 23 Jun 1972 Nixon and Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
  • 24 Jun 1972 Troglodyte (Cave Man) by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6
  • 25 Jun 1972 Bernice Gera becomes 1st female umpire in pro baseball
  • 26 Jun 1972 IRA proclaims resistant in North-Ireland
  • 28 Jun 1972 U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that no new draftees will be sent to Vietnam.
  • 29 Jun 1972 Supreme Court rules (5-4) that Death Penalty is cruel and unusual
  • 30 Jun 1972 1st leap second day; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
  • 08 Jun 1972 Vietnam War: Nine-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc is burned by napalm, an event captured by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut moments later while the young girl is seen running naked down a road, in what would become an iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - I'll Take You There
  2. - The Candy Man
  3. - Song Sung Blue
  4. - Oh Girl
  5. - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Vincent
  2. - Puppy Love
  3. - Metal Guru
  4. - Rock And Roll Parts 1 And 2
  5. - Take Me Bak 'Ome


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1972?

O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

O Jerusalem!


This remarkable film is now a major motion picture. It recounts moment-by-moment the amazing process that led to Israel's birth. Collins

The Savage God by A. Alvarez

The Savage God


"To write a beautiful suicide book. . . To transform the subject into something beautiful - this is the difficult task that A.

The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton

The Terminal Man


The bestselling author of Jurassic Park and Timeline is back with a thriller about neurological experimentation. Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures.

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.

My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

My Name Is Asher Lev


Asher Lev, a Ladover Hashid, is kosher and prays three times daily. He also believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom (Master of the Universe).