March 1972 calendar

March 1972

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1972?


  • 01 Mar 1972 Club of Rome publishes report Boundaries on the Growth
  • 02 Mar 1972 Pioneer 10 launched for Jupiter flyby.
  • 03 Mar 1972 Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, and Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA.
  • 04 Mar 1972 Last train run between Penrith and Keswick, United Kingdom.
  • 05 Mar 1972 Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party.
  • 06 Mar 1972 Keswick to Penrith railway officially closes.
  • 08 Mar 1972 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp
  • 09 Mar 1972 Players on Chicago White Sox vote 31-0 in favor of a strike, if necessary.
  • 10 Mar 1972 1st black US political convention opens (Gary Indiana)
  • 11 Mar 1972 Inner City closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 97 performances
  • 12 Mar 1972 NHL great Gordie Howe retires after 26 seasons.
  • 14 Mar 1972 Italian publisher and former partisan Giangiacomo Feltrinelli is killed by an explosion near Segrate.
  • 15 Mar 1972 NASA selects three-part configuration for Space Shuttle.
  • 16 Mar 1972 John andYoko are served with deportation papers
  • 17 Mar 1972 Ringo releases Back off Bugaloo in the UK
  • 18 Mar 1972 Cornell NCAA hockey team shut out for first time in 225 games (Boston University).
  • 19 Mar 1972 To Live Another Summer closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 173 performances
  • 21 Mar 1972 US Supreme Court rules states can't require one-year residency to vote.
  • 22 Mar 1972 Selling of the President opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 23 Mar 1972 Evil Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars.
  • 24 Mar 1972 Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.
  • 25 Mar 1972 Selling of the President closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 26 Mar 1972 Only Fools Are Sad closes at Edison Theater NYC after 144 performances
  • 27 Mar 1972 Venera 8 launched to Venus.
  • 28 Mar 1972 Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game.
  • 30 Mar 1972 Funny Thing Happened... opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 156 performances
  • 31 Mar 1972 Official Beatles Fan Club closes down.
  • 14 Mar 1972 Sterling Airways Flight 296 crashes near Kalba, United Arab Emirates while on approach to Dubai International Airport, killing 112 people.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Without You
  2. - Heart Of Gold
  3. - A Horse With No Name
  4. - Hurting Each Other
  5. - Precious And Few

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Without You
  2. - Amazing Grace
  3. - American Pie
  4. - Beg, Steal Or Borrow
  5. - Back Off Boogaloo


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1972?

Rabbit Redux by John Updike

Rabbit Redux


John Updike, in Rabbit, Run 2, retraces the spiritual journey of Harry "Rabbit", Angstrom, his anxious Everyman, in this sequel. Ten years have passed, and the ex-athlete who was impulsive has now become a paunchy.

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.

The Moon'S A Balloon by David Niven

The Moon'S A Balloon


Color Niven photo front & back First Complete Hardcover Octopus Limited Edition Unabridged Both Books 1985 Dark Green Cloth binding

Souls On Fire by Elie Wiesel

Souls On Fire


Elie Wiesel reenters the universe of Hasidism like a passionate pilgrim in Souls on Fire: Portraits & Legends of Hasidic Masters.

Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash

Eleanor And Franklin


#1 New York Times Bestseller--Winners of the Pulitzer Prize & National Book AwardIn Joseph P.'s extraordinary biography about the most important political couple of the 20th century, Joseph P.