The city of Myrnograd was formed
January 10 — tram accident in Lviv, as a result of which 26 people died
January 30 - in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, British soldiers shoot a demonstration of Irish Catholics, killing 14 people; these events are called "Bloody Sunday"
March 2 — Pioneer 10 spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral (Florida) towards Jupiter
May 19 — coming to power in the Ukrainian SSR of Volodymyr Shcherbytskyi, loyal to Moscow, who is associated with the wave of arrests of Ukrainian dissidents in 1972–1973. In particular, Vyacheslav Chornovil, Yevhen Sverstyuk, Vasyl Stus, Taras Melnychuk, Ivan Svitlichnyi, Ivan Dzyuba, Mykhailo Osadchyi, Yuliy Shelest and others were arrested
July 9 — Underground nuclear explosion with a capacity of 3.8 kt at the "Torch" gas well in the Krasnograd district of the Kharkiv region
August 26 — Opening of the Olympics in Munich
September 4 — Terrorist attack on the Munich Olympics
December 11 - the "Challenger" module of the American spacecraft "Apollo-17" landed on the moon
process of six (Simferopol)
see also Category: Born in 1972
January 1 - Lilian Thuram, French football player.
January 6 — Oleksandr Golovko, Ukrainian football player.
January 8 - Serhiy Atelkin, Ukrainian football player (died in 2020).
January 14 - Hector Jimenez-Bravo, Canadian and Ukrainian chef of Colombian origin. Winner of the prestigious culinary award "The World Master Chef".
February 19 - Ihor Balan, Ukrainian singer, soloist of the band "Akva Vita".
February 23 — Snizhana Yehorova, Ukrainian TV presenter, actress.
March 6 - Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player.
March 7 — Boris Filatov, Ukrainian politician. Mayor of Dnipro since 2015.
March 22 — Radu Poklitaru, Ukrainian and Moldovan choreographer-director.
April 19 - Rivaldo, Brazilian football player.
May 2 - Dwayne Johnson, American-Canadian actor and famous wrestler.
May 6 - Yuriy Zhuravel, Ukrainian musician from Rivne, leader and vocalist of the band Ot Vinta!, artist, animator, public figure, actor and screenwriter.
May 17 — Mykola Tyshchenko, Ukrainian politician, restaurateur, People's Deputy of Ukraine of the 9th convocation.
May 28 — Oleksandr Polozhynskyi, Ukrainian singer, leader of the band "Tartak".
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