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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1972?


Events

  • 01 May 1972 Different Times opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • 02 May 1972 Electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine - 126 die (Kellogg, Idaho, USA).
  • 04 May 1972 Vietcong forms revolutionary government in Quang Tri, South Vietnam.
  • 05 May 1972 Alitalia Flight 112 crashes into Mount Longa near Palermo, Sicily, killing all 115 aboard, making it the deadliest single-aircraft disaster in Italy.
  • 06 May 1972 98th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:01.8.
  • 07 May 1972 Betty Burfeindt wins Sealy LPGA Golf Classic.
  • 08 May 1972 Sabena aircraft at Lod International airport, Tel Aviv, Israel, captured by Palestinians.
  • 10 May 1972 Overloaded South Korean bus plunges into reservoir, killing 77.
  • 11 May 1972 John Lennon says his phone is tapped by FBI on Dick Cavett Show
  • 12 May 1972 Milwaukee Brewers beat Minn Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (completed 5 / 13)
  • 13 May 1972 Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (started May 12).
  • 14 May 1972 In Willie Mays' first game as a New York Mets player, his homer beats the San Francisco Giants, 5-4.
  • 15 May 1972 Hard Job Being God opens at Edison Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • 16 May 1972 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationale.
  • 17 May 1972 Tottenham Hotspur wins first UEFA Cup in London, England.
  • 18 May 1972 Me & The Chimp, last airs on CBS-TV
  • 19 May 1972 WMAV TV channel 18 in Oxford, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 20 May 1972 Different Times closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • 21 May 1972 Heathen! opens and closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 1 performance
  • 22 May 1972 Ton Sijbrands becomes world checker champion.
  • 23 May 1972 The Tamil United Front (now known as Tamil United Liberation Front), a pro-Tamil organization, is founded.
  • 24 May 1972 Glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona, Spain.
  • 25 May 1972 Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander
  • 26 May 1972 Nixon and Brezhnev signs SALT accord
  • 27 May 1972 Applause closes at Palace Theater NYC after 900 performances
  • 28 May 1972 White House "plumbers" break into Democratic National headquarters at Watergate.
  • 29 May 1972 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.
  • 30 May 1972 The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout Britain.
  • 31 May 1972 Ajax wins Europe Cup 1 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1972?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Amazing Grace
  2. - Metal Guru
  3. - Could It Be Forever / Cherish
  4. - Come What May
  5. - Rocket Man

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee

Country: United States of America

Frenzy

Frenzy

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey

Country: United States of America

Fat City

Fat City

Release year: 1972

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Candy Clark

Country: United States of America

The Way of the Dragon

The Way of the Dragon

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Bruce Lee

Starring: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao, Ping Ou Wei

Country: United States of America

Images

Images

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, Marcel Bozzuffi, Hugh Millais

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1972?
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Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell

Captains And The Kings

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When Joseph Armagh first saw America in the early 1850s, he was a twelve-year-old Irish immigrant - a penniless orphan cast upon a hostile shore to make a home for himself.

Monday The Rabbi Took Off by Harry Kemelman

Monday The Rabbi Took Off

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A bomb plot draws Rabbi Small into international intrigue while he’s vacationing in the Holy Land in this New York Times–bestselling novel David Small has spent 6 years as the rabbi of

My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

My Name Is Asher Lev

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Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe.

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal

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THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The

Bring Me A Unicorn by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Bring Me A Unicorn

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The first volume of Lindbergh’s diaries and letters, in which she meets her future husband. Introduction by the Author; Index; photographs.