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1972
   BBC Sports Personality of the Year was   
Mary Peters
Pentathlete
1972
   winners of the FA Cup were   
Leeds United
Leeds United 1 Arsenal 0
1972
   Summer Olympic Games were held in   
Munich
1972
   winner of the Tour de France was   
Eddy Merckx
Belgium 5 Tour de France wins. Also won the tour of Italy 5 times and tour of Spain once. Possibly the greatest rider of all time!
Run, Cougar, Run
   was released in   
1972
Snowball Express
   was released in   
1972
1972
   Formula One Drivers' Championship winner was   
Emerson Fittipaldi
1972
   Formula One World Constructors' Champion was   
Lotus
1972
   Wimbledon Men's Singles champion was   
Stan Smith
1972
   Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion was   
Billie Jean King
1972
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Working Class Goes to Heaven (La Classe Operaia Va in Paradiso)
Directed by Elio Petri
1972
   Palme d'Or winner was   
The Mattei Affair (Il Caso Mattei)
Directed by Francesco Rosi
1972
   Grand National was won by   
Well To Do
1972
   winner of the US Open Men's Singles was   
Illie Năstase
d. Arthur Ashe 3-6 6-3 6-7 6-4 6-3
1972
   winner of the US Open Women's Singles was   
Billie Jean King
1972
   winner of the Australian Open Men's Singles was   
Ken Rosewall
1972
   winner of the Australian Open Women's Singles was   
Virgina Wade
1972
   World Series Champions were the   
Oakland Athletics
7 games v. Cincinnati Reds. MVP: Gene Tenace
1972
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger
Nixon was also chosen the year before. The pair were credited for improving America's status in the Cold War, and for scaling back the Vietnam War effort.
1972
   champions were   
UCLA
1972
   Playboy Playmate of the Year was   
Liv Lindeland
1972
   the winner was   
Laurie Lea Schaefer
Columbus, Ohio
1972
   the winner was   
The Godfather
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola for Paramount
1972
   the winner was   
Lee Trevino
At Muirfield
1972
   winner of The Masters was   
Jack Nicklaus
Third golfer to lead The Masters every round and win (wire to wire).
1972
   UEFA Champions League winners were   
Ajax
Holland
Stuart Carlisle
   was born on   
May 10, 1972
Cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1995-)
1972
   Junior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Agostini
MV- 350 cc
1972
   the winner was   
Billie Jean King
Defeated Evonne Goolagong 6-3, 6-3
1972
   the winner was   
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Columbia
1972
   the winners were   
West Germany
1972
   Melbourne Cup winner was   
Piping Lane
Jockey - John Letts, Trainer - George Hanlon, Owner - R. W. Trinder, Time - 3.19.30 - Originally held over two miles (about 3,218 metres), but following Australia's adoption of the Metric system in the 1970's the current distance of 3200 metres was adopted in 1972. Th
Joy of Sex Published, 15 Year Old Bobby Fischer Beats Soviets in Chess, Nixon Visits China
   are all   
Major Events of 1972
Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
   has the tagline   
The Count is Back, With an Eye for London's Hot-pants...and a Taste for Everything
Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
   starred   
Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Stephanie Beacham
Director: Alan Gibson. Also starred Christopher Neame, Michael Coles & Marsha A. Hunt
1972
      
'Bloody Sunday' Took Place
Fourteen people in Derry were killed when the British 1st Parachute Regiment fired on demonstrators. The Paras claim to have been fired upon first but no evidence has been found to support this claim.
1972
   was the year   
Richard Nixon Visited China
Historic visit
1972
   was the year   
Arab Terrorists Massacred Olympic Athletes
Eleven Israeli athletes die in Munich
1972
   was the year   
The Watergate Scandal Started
Watergate burglars caught in break-in. Leads to the downfall of Richard Nixon
1972
   Eurovision Song Contest winner was   
Luxembourg
"Apres Toi" performed by Vicky Leandros. Music Mario Panas and Klaus Munro, Lyrics Klaus Munro and Yves Dessca
1972
      
Biological Weapons Convention
First multilateral disarmament treaty banning the production of an entire category of biological weapons (with exceptions for medical and defensive purposes in small quantities).
1972
   Preakness Stakes winner was   
Bee Bee Bee
Eldon Nelson on board -- Trainer Red Carroll -- William S. Farish III -- 1:55.60
1972
   winner was   
Riva Ridge
Ron Turcotte up, Trainer: Lucien Laurin, Owner: Christopher Chenery - Meadow Stable -- 2:28.00
1972
   was won by   
Clifton Pugh
For the painting 'The Hon. E. G. Whitlam'
1972
   Jeux Sans Frontières winners were   
La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland)
First appearance of the inimitable Stuart Hall
1972
   was won by   
Los Angeles Lakers
Defeated the New York Knicks
1972
   was won by   
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
John Betjeman
   was appointed in   
1972
Appointed by Elizabeth II - "Christmas" "Slough" "The Conversion of St Paul"
1972
   Ali fought   
Floyd Patterson
Win technical knockout round 7
1972
   was the year   
Arab Terrorists Massacred Olympic Athletes
Eleven Israeli athletes die in Munich






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