1972 Newspapers

The 1970’s was a decade filled with contradictions. Find out what events made newspaper headlines in 1972 and caught the attention of the nation with an authentic newspaper. At Historic Newspapers, we have the largest collection of original newspapers in the world, featuring accounts of some of the most shocking news stories that occurred during any given year. Choose from a wide range of publications.

 

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1972 Newspapers

1972 Newspaper Headlines

Read about all the page-turning events in our collection of 1972 newspaper articles, featuring stories from the country’s biggest newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Dallas Morning News. An authentic 1972 newspaper is a wonderful keepsake gift idea for anyone with a special connection to this year, or anyone interested in historical events.

January 2, 1972
Six men rob the safety deposit boxes of the Pierre Hotel in New York City, taking at least $4 million.

January 5, 1972
President Richard Nixon demands the development of a space shuttle program.

January 16, 1972
Super Bowl VI takes place, with the Dallas Cowboys defeating the Miami Dolphins 24-3.

February 2, 1972
Anti-British riots take place throughout Ireland. The British Embassy in Dublin is burned to the ground, as are several British-owned businesses.

February 3, 1972
The 1972 Winter Olympics open in Sapporo, Japan.

February 5, 1972
Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

February 18, 1972
The California Supreme Court voids the state’s death penalty, commuting all death sentences to life imprisonment.

March 24, 1972
“The Godfather” is released in cinemas in the United States.

April 22, 1972
Sylvia Cook and John Fairfax finish rowing across the Pacific.

May 2, 1972
Fire in the Sunshine Mine in northern Idaho kills 91 people.

May 26, 1972
President Richard Nixon and leader of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT I treaty in Moscow, along with the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and other agreements.

May 28, 1972
Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of England (b. 1894) dies.

June 22, 1972
President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the C.I.A. to obstruct the F.B.I’s investigation into the Watergate break-ins.

June 28, 1972
President Richard Nixon announces that no new draftees will be sent to Vietnam.

July 21, 1972
Twenty-two bombs planted by the Provisional IRA explode in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Nine people are killed and 130 seriously injured.

July 31, 1972
Bloody Sunday: British troops move into the ‘no-go’ areas of Belfast and Derry in Northern Ireland, ending Free Derry.

August 4, 1972
Dictator Idi Amin declares that Uganda will expel 50,000 Asians with British passports within three months.

August 12, 1972
The last U.S. ground troops are withdrawn from Vietnam.

August 26, 1972
The 1972 Summer Olympics are held in Munich, West Germany.

September 5-6, 1972
Munich Massacre: Eleven Israeli athletes are murdered at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich after eight members of the Arab terrorist group ‘Black September’ invade the Olympic Village; five guerrillas and one policeman are also killed in a failed hostage rescue.

October 25, 1972
The first female FBI agents are hired.

November 30, 1972
Cod War: British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home says that Royal Navy ships will be stationed to protect British trawlers off Iceland.

December 23, 1972
The first ever postseason NFL game is won by the Pittsburgh Steelers, defeating the Oakland Raiders 13-7 on a last-second play that becomes known as the Immaculate Reception.

December 25, 1972
The Christmas bombing of North Vietnam causes widespread criticism of the U.S. and President Richard Nixon.

December 26, 1972
Former President Harry S. Truman dies in Kansas City, Missouri.

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based on 63 reviews

Andrea S June 28 2022

Educational!

Karan Jain June 21 2022

Great buy

Angela Eichner June 14 2022

Fast delivery and great service!

Carla Degnan June 13 2022

I am very unsatisfied with the order I placed through your company. The order did not arrive until after I paid the for the expedited service and the order was not in good shape. When the box was opened the newspaper was not centered in the frame and the frame immediately fell apart and could not be put back together well at all - it consistently fell apart. The presentation that you advertised was not at all what arrived at my home and this was a special gift for a 60th birthday. If the shipping could not be delivered within the 2 day expeditied time that I requested I should have received a notification by email that you could not meet the expedited shipping date so it would get here in the 2 days. I placed the order on 5/25/22 and received an email on 5/27/22 stating that it was on its way but it did not arrive until 5/31/22 - this is 6 days after the order was placed and I would have not requested the expedited shipping if I knew it would arrive after 5/29/22.nnI am not at all pleased and would like to have the order totally refunded including the shipping costs. I will gladly send you back the newspaper and the frame if that is what you need in order to expedite this. I have tried several times to contact you by phone but have not gotten through. The item has been shipped back to you.n

  • Historic Newspapers Team June 14 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    Looking at your order, and email confirmation, we had confirmed that your order was due for delivery between May 27-May 30 but unfortunately was 1 business day later than expected, which we do apologize for.

    In regards to the product itself, we have passed your review onto our Customer Service Team and a Representative will be in contact shortly to obtain photos of the product and hopefully can resolve this issue for you.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenienced caused.

    Kindest Regards
    The Historic Newspapers Team

Tara Zingali June 6 2022

I believe it is authentic.

Shawna Briggs June 1 2022

It was the perfect birthday gift for my husband. He was thoroughly surprised and pleased to read his paper.

Ron McAmis May 24 2022

Got this for my father for his 77th birthday, and he said it’s the BEST gift that he’s EVER received!

KRISTINE MARKLE May 17 2022

Amazing to have a certified original newspaper from the date you want!!!!

Laura McFadden May 3 2022

I purchased this for my fathers 80th birthday and it was an authentic Wall Street journal from the day in 1942. The paper was in good condition and he loved it. It arrived timely and I would highly recommend their product.

Melissa R May 2 2022

Its authentic and amazing to look back on news and events that happened back them. Plus newspapers are so rare makes me want to go out and some some to pass on to my children.