This page lists news articles and events for the year 1972.
Events that happen on the specified date are listed under Events: entries. News articles that were published on the specified date are listed under News: entries. Events that only happened in fiction on the specified date are listed under Fiction: entries and are written in italics.
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- Event: Chief Comcomly's skull returned to his family by the Smithsonian Instituion.
- May 28
- Event: The first of the Watergate break-ins at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters located in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C.
- June 17
- Event: Five men captured attempting to break into the DNC headquarters at the Watergate hotel
- November 7