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Notable Historical Events - April 1972

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open

1972Barbra Striesand, James Taylor, Carole King & Quincy Jones perform at a benefit for George McGovern for President

197236th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

197244th Academy Awards - "French Connection", Gene Hackman & Jane Fonda win

April 1972 Historical Events
Date Event
Apr 1
30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico 
Apr 1
Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike 
Apr 2
44th Academy Awards - "French Connection", Gene Hackman & Jane Fonda win 
Apr 2
Prime Minister Begin visits Cairo 
Apr 2
Tennessee Williams' "Small Craft Warnings" premieres in NYC 
Apr 4
1st electric power plant fueled by garbage begins operating 
Apr 5
Baseball season is delayed due to a strike 
Apr 5
Mets trade Ken Singleton to Expos for Rusty Staub 
Apr 6
Egypt drops diplomatic relations with Jordan 
Apr 6
The Scarman Tribunal Report, an inquiry into the causes of violence during the summer of 1969 in N Ireland, is published, finding that the Royal Ulster Constabulary had been seriously at fault 
Apr 7
Three members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature bomb explosion in Belfast 
Apr 8
Alvin Kallicharran scores 100* in his 1st Test Cricket innings v NZ 
Apr 9
"Sugar" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 506 performances 
Apr 9
36th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286 
Apr 9
Glenn Turner (259) & Terry Jarvis make 387 opening cricket stand v WI 
Apr 9
USSR & Iraq sign friendship treaty 
Apr 10
7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars 
Apr 10
US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons 
Apr 10
20 days after he was kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas. 
Apr 10
Two British soldiers are killed in a bomb attack in Derry 
Apr 11
Benjamin L Hooks, named to FCC 
Apr 11
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Apr 13
1st baseball players' strike ends after 13 days 
Apr 14
"That's Entertainment" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 4 performances 
Apr 14
The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode twenty-four bombs in towns and cities across Northern Ireland 
Apr 15
Barbra Striesand, James Taylor, Carole King & Quincy Jones perform at a benefit for George McGovern for President 
Apr 15
A member of the Official Irish Republican Army is shot dead by British soldiers at Joy Street in the Markets area of Belfast close to his home 
Apr 15
A member of the British Army is shot dead by the Official IRA in the Divis area of Belfast. 
Apr 16
"That's Entertainment" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 4 perfs 
Apr 16
1st Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jane Blalock 
Apr 16
Two giant pandas arrive in US from China 
Apr 16
Apollo 16 launched; 5th manned lunar landing (Decartes Highlands) 
Apr 16
Chicago Cub Burt Hooton no-hits Phillies, 1-0 
Apr 16
Two British soldiers are shot dead by the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) in separate incidents in Derry 
Apr 17
1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26 
Apr 17
76th Boston Marathon won by Olavi Suomalainen of Finland in 2:15:39 
Apr 17
Revised Dutch constitution proclaimed 
Apr 17
Kiteman attempting to throw out 1st ball in Phillie Vet crashes into centerfield seats 
Apr 18
"Lost in the Stars" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 39 performances 
Apr 18
The Widgery Report on 'Bloody Sunday' in Northern Ireland is published, causing outrage among the people of Derry who call it the "Widgery Whitewash" 
Apr 19
"Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" opens at Playhouse NYC for 1,065 perfs 
Apr 19
Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth 
Apr 19
Hungary revises constitution 
Apr 19
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 19
British Prime Ministe rEdward Heath confirms that a plan to conduct an arrest operation, in the event of a riot during the march on 30 January 1972, was known to British government Ministers in advance 
Apr 20
Apollo 16's Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2 
Apr 20
Kallicharran scores his 2nd Test century in his 2nd Test Cricket 
Apr 21
John Young & Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16) 
Apr 21
Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched 
Apr 22
Apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke ride on Moon 
Apr 22
An 11-year-old boy killed by a rubber bullet fired by the British Army in Belfast; he was the first to die from a rubber bullet impact 
Apr 23
26th Tony Awards: Sticks & Bones & 2 Gentlemen of Verona win 
Apr 23
Apollo 16 astronauts explores Moon surface 
Apr 23
Betty Burfeind wins LPGA Birmingham Centennital Golf Classic 
Apr 23
The Sunday Times Insight Team publish their account of the events of 'Bloody Sunday' 
Apr 25
Hans-Werner Grosse glides 907.7 miles (1,461 km) in an AS-W-12 
Apr 27
Apollo 16 returns to Earth 
Apr 27
NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported 
Apr 28
Courts award 1968 Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner due to the winner being given drugs before the race 
Apr 30
"Arthur Godfrey Time" ends a 27 year run on radio 
Apr 30
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open 
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