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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1972?


Events

  • 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

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Music charts

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Movies

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Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Country: United States of America

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Country: United States of America

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Country: United States of America

Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Country: United States of America

The Thing

The Thing

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1972?
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Report From Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith

Report From Engine Co. 82

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From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, hateful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet

The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey

The Defense Never Rests

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The controversial defense lawyer reviews his career, focusing on the Boston Strangler case, the Sam Sheppard vindication, and the Great Plymouth Mail Robbery.

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 Descent Of Woman by Elaine Morgan

The Descent Of Woman

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This pioneering work, originally published in 1972, was the first to argue irrefutably the equal role of women in human evolution.

The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn

The Boys Of Summer

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This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball