Major Events
1972

Your chance to see what was in the news during the year that you, your children, or your family & friends were born
      Fun for Birthdays, cards, greetings, horoscope, astrology, happy birthday to you, ecards
Home

Famous Birthdays
Fun Facts
Greetings
Horoscopes
Jokes
Year of Birth
 
 

 
   
Fun Links
 Brain Games
 Dinosaurs
 Hangman
 Jokes
 Sudoku



Advertisement

Greeting Card Software

Print & Email Customized Greetings
Fast & Easy
Greeting Card Software
Click here



Education Downloads
 Math
 Reading
 Science
 Teaching

More Downloads
 Fashion
 Gardening
 Genealogy
 Puzzles
 Pets
 Recipes
 Scrapbooking
 Sports



Advertisement

Cake Decorating Genius

You Too Can Produce Cakes That Look Professionally Done
But At A Fraction Of The Cost!

Cake Decorating Mastery
Click Here



Other Links
 Automobiles Auctions
 Cycling
 Genealogy
 Golden Birthday (Ad)
 Golf
 Jobs
 Magazines
 Magic Tricks
 Muscle Gain
 Pets
 Recipes
 Software
 Travel
 Video Games
 Weight Loss

 




 
   
Major Events of 1972

1972 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXXII) was the 72nd year of the 20th century. 1972 was a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Saturday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1972.
News Events of 1972

United States launches Christmas bombing campaign against Hanoi, North Vietnam.

Last US ground units leave Vietnam.

FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover dies.

"Pong" introduces the video game craze.

SALT I treaty limiting nuclear arms signed by United States and USSR.

USA and USSR sign ABM Treaty, limiting anti-ballistic missiles.

US President, Richard Nixon, visits the People's Republic of China.

Richard M. Nixon


Ceylon becomes a republic, and renames itself Sri Lanka.

Bobby Fischer beats Boris Spassky to become World Chess Champion.

Chess


Bloody Sunday: British paratroopers kill 14 unarmed marchers in Northern Ireland.

Black September terrorist attack at Munich Olympics, 11 Israeli athletes killed.

The ocean liner RMS Queen Elizabeth catches fire and capsizes in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong.

74 nations sign the Biological Weapons Convention, banning the production of biological weapons.



Sports in 1972
  • Olympic Games:

    • 1972 Summer Olympics (Games of the XX Olympiad): Munich, Germany

    • 1972 Winter Olympics (XI Olympic Winter Games): Sapporo, Japan

    • Black September terrorist attack at Munich Olympics, 11 Israeli athletes killed.

    • Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic games.

  • American Football:

    1972 Super Bowl (Super Bowl VI):

    • Winning Team: Dallas Cowboys

    • Losing Team: Miami Dolphins

  • Baseball:

    1972 World Series

    • Winning Team: Oakland Athletics

    • Losing Team: Cincinnati Reds

  • Soccer:

    1972 European Cup:

    • Winners: Ajax

    • Runners-Up: Internazionale








Back To Year Index




 

 

 
 

   
Contact Us   About/Terms of Use   Privacy   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Disclosure: Advertising Link(s): Our company may receive a payment if you purchase a product/service after following this link.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.


Copyright © 2000-2015, Answers 2000 Limited