1972 in the United Kingdom

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Events from the year 1972 in the United Kingdom.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • 1 September – Raising of school leaving age in England and Wales to 16 for pupils leaving school at the end of the academic year began. Many temporary new buildings were erected in secondary modern and comprehensive schools to accommodate the older pupils, while some authorities raised the secondary school transfer age from 11 to 12 or 13.[28][29]
  • 11 September – The BBC quiz programme Mastermind was first broadcast.[12]
  • 12 September – The sinking of two British trawlers by an Icelandic gunboat triggered the second Cod War.[12]
  • 13 September – Hypermarkets make their debut in the United Kingdom some twenty years after debuting in France, when French retail giant Carrefour opens a hypermarket in Caerphilly, South Wales.[30]
  • 18 September – Thousands of Ugandan Asians arrived in Britain after being expelled by Idi Amin.[31]
  • 19 September – A parcel bomb killed a diplomat at the Israeli embassy in London.[32]

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • 6 November – The government introduced price and pay freezes to counter inflation.[35]

December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Publications[edit]

Births[edit]

January – March[edit]

April – June[edit]

July – September[edit]

October – December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January – March[edit]

April – June[edit]

July – September[edit]

October – December[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Becket, Andy. When the Lights Went Out. p. 63. 
  2. ^ "Miners strike against government". BBC News. 9 January 1972. Archived from the original on 12 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  3. ^ "UK unemployment tops one million". BBC News. 20 January 1972. Archived from the original on 23 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Unemployment in the 1930s and Now". Socialist Studies. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  5. ^ "Army kills 13 in civil rights protest". BBC News. 30 January 1972. Archived from the original on 6 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  6. ^ a b Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 433–434. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  7. ^ "IRA bomb kills six at Aldershot barracks". BBC News. 22 February 1972. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  8. ^ "Miners call off crippling coal strike". BBC News. 25 February 1972. Archived from the original on 13 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  9. ^ King, Stanley (1994). Bradford Trolleybuses. Glossop: Venture. ISBN 1-898432-03-1. 
  10. ^ "CND begins march to Aldermaston". BBC News. 31 March 1972. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  11. ^ "'Bloody Sunday' report excuses Army". BBC News. 19 April 1972. Archived from the original on 6 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0. 
  13. ^ [1][dead link]
  14. ^ "Derby Take Title". The Sydney Morning Herald. 10 May 1972. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  15. ^ "European Club Football Finals (1970s)". sporting-heroes.net. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  16. ^ "M6 Junction 6". Route 6: The A6 and M6 Website. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  17. ^ "Thomas Cook packaged and sold". BBC News. 26 May 1972. Archived from the original on 5 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  18. ^ "Official IRA declares ceasefire". BBC News. 30 May 1972. Archived from the original on 2 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  19. ^ "Protestant march ends in battle". BBC News. 3 June 1972. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  20. ^ "Duke of Windsor laid to rest". BBC News. 5 June 1972. Archived from the original on 13 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  21. ^ "UK's worst air crash kills 118". BBC News. 18 June 1972. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  22. ^ "Chancellor orders pound flotation". BBC News. 23 June 1972. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  23. ^ "Your London". Retrieved 2008-04-02. [dead link]
  24. ^ a b CAIN: Chronology of the Conflict - 1972
  25. ^ "National dock strike begins". BBC News. 28 July 1972. Archived from the original on 11 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  26. ^ "Claudy bomb: conspiracy allowed IRA priest to go free". BBC News Northern Ireland. 24 August 2010. Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  27. ^ "1972: Prince William killed in plane crash". BBC News. 28 August 1972. 
  28. ^ "Attendance FAQs". DfES.gov.uk. 26 August 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  29. ^ "Education leaving age". Politics.co.uk. 12 June 2007. Archived from the original on 23 December 2007. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  30. ^ "The Hypermarket — Gold mine or white elephant". International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management (MCB) 1 (6): 42–44. doi:10.1108/eb017761. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  31. ^ "Expelled Ugandans arrive in UK". BBC News. 18 September 1972. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  32. ^ "Parcel bomb attack on Israeli embassy". BBC News. 19 September 1972. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  33. ^ "Emmerdale Farm Episode 1". 2002. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  34. ^ "Gordon Banks, englandcaps.co.uk". Archived from the original on 28 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  35. ^ "Pay and price freeze aims to curb inflation". BBC News. 6 November 1972. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  36. ^ "The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1972". Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  37. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1972". Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  38. ^ "Inflation: the Value of the Pound 1750-1998". Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  39. ^ Marr, Andrew (2007). A History of Modern Britain. London: Macmillan. p. 273. ISBN 978-1-4050-0538-8. 
  40. ^ Mount, Ferdinand (2004). Mind the Gap: the new class divide in Britain. London: Short Book. ISBN 1904095941. 
  41. ^ United Reformed Church Act 1972.
  42. ^ "30 Years Of The Honda Civic". CarPages. 23 February 2002. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  43. ^ [2][dead link]
  44. ^ "About the Cochrane Library". The Cochrane Library. Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  45. ^ "About The Ecologist". The Ecologist. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 

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