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Headlines From 1972 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1972 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1972 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1972 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1972 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1972 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1972 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1972 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1972 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1972 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1972 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

1972 History

A past newspaper from 1972 offers an unrivalled view on life at the time and is sure to fill the reader with nostalgia that will be enjoyed for years to come. This ensures that receiving an original newspaper from the day they were born will be a cherished and treasured gift allowing them to revisit 1972 events as reported at the time. Choose one of their favourite titles, ranging from regional or even discontinued ones as well all the popular national titles still available today.

1972 Gift Options

After selecting a title, which is chosen after a date has been specified, a presentation option can be added to compliment your newspaper. There are a huge range of gift options to choose from such as gift boxes, frames, folders, bound editions and many more to compliment the perfect gift. A presentation option is the perfect finishing touch and is ideal for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. Every original newspaper from our archive also includes a certificate guaranteeing the newspapers authenticity which can be personalised with a message, date and the recipient's name.

News Headlines from 1972 Events

Order an archived newspaper today to see what was making the front page on the day you were born in 1972. Please see below for some of the major news events of 1972 headlines that may be featured in an original newspaper from this era:

Date Event
30th January 1972The British Army kills thirteen unarmed nationalist civil rights marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland.
2nd February 1972Anti-British riots take place throughout Ireland. The British Embassy in Dublin is burned to the ground, as are several British-owned businesses.
3rd February 1972The 1972 Winter Olympics open in Sapporo, Japan.
9th February 1972The British government declares a state of emergency over a miners' strike.
24th March 1972“The Godfather” is released in cinemas in the United States.
22nd April 1972Sylvia Cook and John Fairfax finish rowing across the Pacific.
18th May 1972Four troopers of both the Special Air Service and Special Boat Service are parachuted onto the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 in the Atlantic, after a bomb threat and ransom demand. The threat turns out to be a hoax.
28th May 1972Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII (b. 1894)dies.
18th June 1972Staines Air Disaster: 118 people die when a Trident 1 jet airliner crashes two minutes after take-off from London Heathrow Airport.
18th June 1972 West Germany beats the Soviet Union 3-0 to win the 1972 European Football Championships.
21st July 1972 Twenty-two bombs planted by the Provisional IRA explode in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Nine people are killed and 130 seriously injured.
29th July 1972A national dock strike begins in Britain.
31st July 1972Bloody Sunday: British troops move into the ‘no-go’ areas of Belfast and Derry in Northern Ireland, ending Free Derry.
4th August 1972Dictator Idi Amin declares that Uganda will expel 50,000 Asians with British passports within three months.
26th August 1972The 1972 Summer Olympics are held in Munich, West Germany.
5-6th September 1972Munich 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.
16th October 1972Rioting inmates cause a fire that destroys most of Maze Prison.
30th November 1972Cod War: British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home says that Royal Navy ships will be stationed to protect British trawlers off Iceland.
26th December 1972Former United States President Harry S. Truman dies in Kansas City, Missouri.
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A Newspaper From 1972

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).