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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Charlotte Sciarrino January 25 2022

Horrible experience. Never received the product and my husbands 50th birthday came and went. Can’t get a hold of anyone. At this point I need a refund

  • Historic Newspapers Team January 27 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    As we deal with over 3 million original newspapers in our Archive, dating back to the early 1900’s to present date, it is only when your newspaper is picked by a member of our Archive Team will we know the condition of that newspaper. We do try our best to repair the newspaper, however unfortunately on occasions this is just not possible and the paper becomes unfit for purpose and becomes unsellable.

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Maria C. January 24 2022

Although the newspaper was a little expensive, it is exactly what I needed and in great condition. I am very happy with the product I received!

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Karen Pascale January 16 2022

WRONG EDITION RECEIVED! I ordered a particular day's newspaper, and they sent me a "FINAL - SPORTS EXTRA" edition instead of the main edition. I had no idea they had more than one edition of that day's newspaper. I sent them a picture of the edition I wanted. Still no luck. And they won't refund my money unless I pay for shipping both ways.

  • Historic Newspapers Team January 25 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    As a personalized gift company, the personalization for an original newspaper is the requested date not the headline. As there are multiple editions of newspapers printed throughout the day, unfortunately we do not confirm which edition we have received, as this could vary from each day. As you have requested the New York Post for a certain day, this is what you have received.

    We do not hold the information on file that is printed within the newspapers, therefore if a customer is looking for a specific article/headline, then our research facility can be used and our Researcher will go into the Archive Center, look and confirm what you are looking for before an order is placed.

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