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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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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes

Country: United States of America

Butterflies Are Free

Butterflies Are Free

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Milton Katselas

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

The Candidate

The Candidate

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas, Don Porter

Country: United States of America

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

Asylum

Asylum

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Barbara Parkins, Richard Todd, Sylvia Syms, Peter Cushing

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1972?
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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.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of …

O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

O Jerusalem!

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Now a major motion picture, this remarkable classic recounts, moment by moment, the spellbinding process that gave birth to the state of Israel.Collins

The Optimist'S Daughter by Eudora Welty

The Optimist'S Daughter

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This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations.

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.