Who sang the song Main Man in 1972

City Chronicle

  • New Year's Eve bang like never before: Several people are injured.
  • In a ceremony by the magistrate and the Schopenhauer Society, the president of this association, Dr. Arthur Hübscher (1897-1985), on the occasion of his 75th birthday, bestowed congratulations from all over the world.
  • The police found chainsaw chains and drugs - hashish and LSD - during a raid with which they surprised 65 people in the university's own building at Jügelstrasse 9 early in the morning. Eight of them are provisionally arrested. For some time now, the house has served as a hiding place for people who are wanted by the police for drug and arms trafficking.
  • "Wild" strike in the Teves company: 220 workers in the brake department shut down their assembly lines because they fear that they will not be able to benefit fully from the wage increase agreed with the Hessian metal industry. The management had announced that it would “reduce” the early shift allowance. One day later, 200 workers at the bodywork company Roth KG, and finally 1,000 workers at the United German Metalworks (VDM) joined the strike.
  • A warehouse worker confesses to the murder of a prostitute who died on December 29th. last year was found dead.
  • "Holiday on Ice" in the festival hall.
  • A fire on the first floor of the American advertising agency Young & Rubicam's “high-rise building on the tower” in Bleichstrasse caused property damage of one million DM; nobody gets hurt.
  • The head of the “Comitato Tricolore Italiano” in Frankfurt is given the decision to prohibit any political activity at the police headquarters. This is to prevent the activities of right-wing extremist Italian groups in the Mainstadt.
  • Death of the lawyer and notary, Dr. Jacob Wilhelm Flesch (1885-1972), until 1966 President of the Frankfurt Bar Association, 1960 plaque of honor of the city of Frankfurt am Main.
  • Two days after his first confession, a 24-year-old warehouse worker admits another prostitute murder.
  • The municipal advice center for visitors from Central Germany terminates three employees without notice because they are suspected of having embezzled funds.
  • Celebration on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the carnival club "The sticklebacks", Goldsteinstraße 35.
  • Start of demolition work on the northern side wing of the main station due to the construction of the S-Bahn tunnel. After the completion of the underground communal station for U- and S-Bahn, it will be rebuilt in its original form.
  • International trade fair for home textiles, floor coverings and house textiles on the exhibition grounds.
  • The American couple Birsen and Raymond Birch are sentenced by a court in Baltimore / Maryland to five and two years in prison for forging documents. At the end of 1970, the couple fled to the USA with forged papers from the Federal Republic of Germany, after a court in Frankfurt am Main had given them prison sentences of 18 or 42 months and payment of DM 100,000 for mistreating their Turkish maid Naide Karapinar-Ercelebi Had fined compensation for pain and suffering.
  • Concert of the rock bassist Jack Bruce in the congress hall.
  • Exhibition with drawings and collections by the Hamburg painter Horst Janssen in the Frankfurter Kunstkabinett Hanna Bekker vom Rath.
  • 200 years ago the child murderer Susanna Margaretha Brandt (1746-1772), model for Goethe's “Gretchen” in “Urfaust”, was executed on the main guard square, at the pipe fountain in front of the Katharinenkirche.
  • "Ball des Sports" in the Centennial Hall in Hoechst.
  • The Frankfurt University Clinic extends the fixed-term employment contract with the Frankfurt assistant doctor Dr. Hans Mausbach, who became known because of his critical statements in the television program “Halbgott in Weiß”, did not.
  • The chairman of the Frankfurt Professional Association of Visual Artists (BBK), Ferry Ahrlé, is stepping down from his position.
  • A major fire in the industrial area between the districts of Riederwald and Fechenheim-Nord caused damage of over 2.5 million DM. A warehouse belonging to the Düsseldorf forwarding company "Union Transport Betriebe" burned out completely.
  • Traditional New Year's reception of the magistrate in the Römer.
  • Two power outages, which affected 30,000 people, turned the Sachsenhausen district into a ghost town. In many offices it is impossible to work, numerous shops close, others laboriously keep things going with candlelight. It is often freezing cold in the apartments.
  • Guest performance of the “Ballet-Théatre Contemporain” in the theater.
  • During the night, freezing rain turned the streets into dangerous slides. The police registered two hundred accidents.
  • With a large majority of 210 out of 254 valid votes cast, the Hessian Minister of Economic Affairs and honorary city councilor Heinz Herbert Karry (1920-1981) is elected as the new district chairman at the annual general meeting of the FDP district association in Frankfurt.
  • The "Investigation Committee Frankfurter Bund für Volksbildung" formed by the Hessian state parliament, which is supposed to investigate the factual allegations of the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" (FAZ) especially about the municipal adult education center, starts its work in Wiesbaden.
  • The First Large Criminal Chamber of the Frankfurt Regional Court sentenced a forty-year-old politically right-wing defendant to eleven months imprisonment with probation for an arson attack on the left bookstore "Libresso" on Opernplatz on September 21, 1970.
  • The indoor handball international match between the Federal Republic of Germany and Spain in the Festhalle ends in front of 5000 spectators with a 14:11 victory for the host.
  • The Alemannia cinema at the Hauptwache is presenting the current program for the first time in excerpts. Every day between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., cinema-goers can find out about the latest films from Frankfurt's cinemas in short versions free of charge.
  • Guest performance of the famous African national ballet "Black Africa" ​​in the community center in Nordweststadt.
  • Israel week in the Parkhotel.
  • On the first anniversary of the death of Heinrich Kraft (1903-1971), the long-time head of the city council, city councilors and members of the magistrate met at his grave in the Fechenheim cemetery for a memorial ceremony.
  • Visit of the internationally known Indian film director Lakschminarayan in the Mainstadt.
  • International tournament of the Tanzgarden in the community center in Nordweststadt, organized by the 1st Frankfurt Guard Corps "The Sniper Confetti".
  • Celebration on the occasion of the 75th birthday of the "Nordend Club 1897" in Haus Dornbusch.
  • “Fiesta Gitana”, Spanish flamenco festival by the Compagnie da Silva, in the opera.
  • Concert with Stan Kenton and his jazz orchestra in the Congress Hall.
  • Slide show about the future projects of American space travel by Professor Werner von Braun, head of planning at NASA, in the congress hall.
  • Recital with Anneliese Rothenberger in the opera.
  • Farewell to the head of the building department, City Councilor Dr. Hans Kampffmeyer (1912-1996) in a special meeting of the magistrate including a municipal reception in the Roman's Limpurg Hall.
  • Premiere of Verdi's “Falstaff” under the musical direction of Christoph von Dohnányi in the opera.
  • Meeting of the city council: Inauguration of the new building department councilor Dr. Hanns Adrian. Second reading of the 1972 budget.
  • 3,000 students demonstrate in the city center against the proposed ban on public service.
  • Opening of the first department of the central building and the treatment wing of the women's clinic at the university clinic. This led to protests by the dental students at the Carolinum against the delayed expansion of the Frankfurt Dental Clinic.
  • Academic celebration on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Sachsenhausen Carnival Society in 1947 in the Carolussaal of the Binding brewery.
  • Police sports and music show in the festival hall.
  • Guest performance of the Munich drama stage with Jean Anouilh's “Medea” in drama.
  • A huge renovation program opens for around one hundred American troop accommodation in the Drake Edwards barracks in Frankfurt.
  • 10th anniversary of the communal social courts for adults at the social welfare office of the city of Frankfurt am Main.
  • Deutsche Bundesbahn and Deutsche Bundespost set up a bus connection in the Frankfurt area.
  • The municipal authorities finally decide to expand the Waldstadion for the 1974 World Cup. Frankfurt am Main is the ninth World Cup city for 1974 after Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Gelsenkirchen, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart and Munich.
  • At the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, the written exams in the economics department are hit for the first time.
  • The twelve-time murderer Mark Alan Smith (22) confesses in the United States that his victims also include three women from Frankfurt. An extradition request is waived, however, because Smith has already been sentenced to 450 years in prison in the USA.
  • Commissioning of the telephone monitoring center for owners of pacemakers at the university clinic.
  • 100th anniversary of the company Ernst F. Ambrosius & Sohn, construction company, joinery, carpentry and exhibition stand construction, in Rödelheim.
  • Aeroflot and Lufthansa start scheduled air traffic between Frankfurt am Main and Moscow. The first Aeroflot plane lands at Rhein-Main Airport. East-West traffic is based on the German-Soviet agreement of 11.11.1971 that came about after years of efforts.
  • Topping-out ceremony for the second construction phase of the Niederrad thermal power station.
  • Concert with Stevie Wonder in the Congress Hall.
  • Flamenco concert with the guitarist Manitas de Plata in the opera.
  • Concert of the Jaques-Loussier-Trio in the Volksbildungsheim.
  • The “Readers Initiative Publik”, which wants to create a successor organ to the Catholic weekly newspaper “Publik”, which was discontinued on December 20, 1971, decides to found a registered non-profit association.
  • Occupation of the house at Kettenhofweg 51, which has been vacant for months.
  • Premiere of Nicolai W. Gogol's comedy “The Marriage” at Kammerspiel.
  • The SPD city council group puts the end of the discussion about the establishment of local councils, which has been going on for years in its ranks. It adopts a concept that provides for a division of Frankfurt into nine local districts. The citizens should, as the law prescribes, the members of the local councils in the local elections on October 22nd. d. J. choose.
  • Foundation of the Riederwald association.
  • Meeting of the city council: third budget reading and approval of the budget for 1972 and the investment program for the years 1972 to 1975.
  • The Deutsche Bundespost is presenting the model of a telecommunications tower including a revolving restaurant, which will be built in Ginnheim over the next few years and, at 331 meters, will be the highest structure in the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • Forty community representatives and community board members from the communities of Kalbach and Nieder-Erlenbach willing to join the Frankfurt city council are guests at the Rhine-Main airport to negotiate the connection to the Mainstadt.
  • The world's largest bottling plant is set up in the Binding Brewery.
  • Guest performance of the pantomime theater Milan Sladek in drama.
  • Frankfurt carnival procession.
  • Opening of an exhibition with drawings and graphics by the painter Otto Dix at the Frankfurter Kunstverein.
  • The magistrate decides to offer the Paulskirche to the German Bundestag for the election of the Federal President in 1974.
  • Westminster Foreign Bank Ltd., a subsidiary of National Westminster Bank Ltd., one of the world's largest financial institutions, starts operations at Mainzer Landstrasse 49.
  • Guest performance of the African national ensemble "Black Africa" ​​in the opera.
  • "Klaa Paris" - carnival parade in Heddernheim.
  • Members of the Aktiongemeinschaft Westend wall up the doors of the house at Grüneburgweg 113 and nail up the windows in order to "protect usable living space from further destruction by a demolition company."
  • Eintracht Frankfurt loses a friendly match in the Waldstadion in front of 7000 spectators against Dynamo Kiev with 0-2 goals.
  • Frankfurt meeting of the city treasurers of the major Hessian cities of Frankfurt am Main, Darmstadt, Kassel, Offenbach / Main and Wiesbaden for an in-depth exchange of experiences on the current budget and cash situation.
  • Topping-out ceremony for the new Main Bridge of the Hoechst paintworks.
  • An arson attack on the Defense District Command at Friedrichstrasse 36 results in property damage of around DM 50,000.
  • 150 people demonstrate in support of the Northern Irish IRA through the West End to the British Consulate General.
  • 75th birthday of the lawyer and local politician Dr. h.c. Georg Klingler (1897-1985), city treasurer from 1946 to 1966, plaque of honor from the city of Frankfurt am Main in 1957 and appointment as honorary citizen and honorary senator of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.
  • Concert of the Glenn Miller Orchestra in the opera.
  • Recital with Ingeborg Hallstein in the Deutsche Bank hall.
  • 12th meeting of the Fourth Church Synod of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau in the Dominican monastery.
  • 400 demonstrators move from the exhibition center to the Turkish Consulate General in the Nordend and protest against the death sentences imposed on students by the Turkish courts.
  • Ordinary party congress of the SPD sub-district of Frankfurt in the Volksbildungsheim. Mayor Rudi Arndt and the SPD parliamentary group leader Martin Berg are elected as new members of the board. The result of the new elections does not indicate a decisive change of course by the 'left' Frankfurt SPD.
  • The magistrate passed a 25 percent spending freeze on the 1972 budget in order, as they say, to secure the city's liquidity.
  • Serious clashes between the police and students occur at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University. University President Erhard Kantzenbach had requested police protection to ensure that substitute exams in the economics department were held. In which since mid-January d. J. ongoing exam strike, in which the majority of the affected students participate, protests are made against the currently applicable examination regulations.
  • Demonstration by students from the Werner von Siemens and the Philipp Holzmann School for an improved vocational training.
  • 32nd meeting of the German Geophysical Society (DGG).
  • For the first time in the four-year series of trials for the expansion of the Rhein-Main Airport, Fughafen AG and the Hessian state government can achieve partial success before the Darmstadt Administrative Court. The fourth chamber of the court declares the planning approval decision of March 23, 1971 by the Hessian Minister for Economics and Technology, Heinz-Herbert Karry (1920-1981), to be valid, insofar as it concerns the shifting of the two existing runways to the west. Part A of the planning approval decision: The new construction of a runway 18 west to the south is, however, repealed by the administrative court.
  • Mayor Dr. Wilhelm Fay (1911-1980) receives a 50-strong Russian delegation in the Imperial Hall of the Roman, including the Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation of the USSR, A. P. Uskow, on the occasion of the opening of the Frankfurt am Main - Moscow route.
  • The student state of siege on the university campus continues, the exams are still being written under police protection. The CDU state chairman Alfred Dregger is slapped by a student while visiting the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.
  • On the university campus there is calm again, at least externally. Exams are written under the protection of two hundred police officers.
  • City treasurer Rudi Sölch as the first operations manager of the public utility company presents the bi-directional articulated multiple unit "P 8" for the underground and S-Bahn traffic in orange and white to the press in the Sachsenhausen tram depot.
  • 50th anniversary of the “General Association of Catholic Parishes in the former urban area of ​​the formerly free imperial city of Frankfurt”.
  • Completely exhausted, the first released passengers of a Lufthansa jumbo, which had been kidnapped by Arab terrorists to Aden three days earlier, land at Rhein-Main Airport.
  • 62nd annual meeting of the Geological Association.
  • 43 professors from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University address in an open letter to the Hessian Prime Minister Albert Osswald (1919-1996) and all Hessian state parliament members sharp protests against what, in their opinion, are unacceptable conditions at their university. The university professors refer to left-wing radical students to whom they are exposed without being effectively protected by the state. Incidentally, the professors complain that they have to work “year in, year out in a filthy workplace smeared with radical and obscene slogans”.
  • Song and aria recital by the soprano Anna Moffo in the Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst.
  • Rally for the ratification of the Eastern Treaties with 500 participants in the “Aktion 26.February “in the Volksbildungsheim, organized by ten youth associations, among them the union youth in the DGB district youth committee.
  • Second Federal Congress of Alternative Service Providers.
  • Public matinée on the occasion of Dr. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) in the counter hall of the Frankfurter Sparkasse from 1822, Neue Mainzer Straße.
  • Two concerts with José Feliciano in the Centennial Hall in Hoechst.
  • Police President Knut Müller presented the crime statistics in 1971: according to this, the crime rate in Frankfurt am Main increased by 4.3 percent, which is above average. The average “growth rate” in the state of Hesse is only 2.8 percent.
  • Concert with the American musician Johnny Cash in the Centennial Hall in Hoechst.
  • 100th anniversary of the Ph. Beck-Reutlinger perfumery in Freßgass ’.
  • 100th birthday of the papal lord of honor and chamberlain, theologian, archaeologist and writer, Professor Karl Maria Kaufmann (1872-1951), professor of Christian antiquity at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.
  • Commissioning of the new building of the in-house medical department of the Hoechst paintworks.
  • Handover of the new building of the 10th police station in Goldsteinstrasse for the districts of Schwanheim, Goldstein and Niederrad.
  • The first payphone for international calls is put into operation in the local exchange in the Höchst post office. Further systems are planned initially at the Rhein-Main airport, at the main train station and in the Hauptwache plain.
  • Exhibition "Profitopolis" of the German Werkbund in the Römerhallen.
  • Demonstration by students and guest workers in the city center for decent housing.
  • XIX. International amateur dance tournament "Roman Cup" in the Centennial Hall in Hoechst.
  • Open-air concert by the Berlin rock band “Ton, Steine, Scherben” in front of the cafeteria of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.
  • Opening of the "weekend center" for guest workers with working groups and discussion groups at the adult education center.
  • International Frankfurt Spring Fair.
  • The magistrate adopts a proposal according to which nine local councils with 19 members each are to be formed. That is 171 mandates. On the occasion of the local elections on October 22nd. d. J., with its amendment to the municipal code, the state parliament increased the number of city councilors in Frankfurt am Main from 81 to 93.
  • Rockers and drug addicts use knives and machetes to break into the occupied house at Jügelstrasse 15, resulting in fights with the previous residents, left-wing extremist students. The police intervene, as well as the fire brigade, who put out a roof fire on the house. The students are put on the street by the militant rockers.
  • American Folk Blues Festival in the Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst with Memphis Slim and T-Bone Walker.
  • The police cleared the houses in Jügelstrasse occupied by militant youths, and an extensive arsenal of weapons was discovered. 212 people are arrested and a construction team begins demolishing the houses.
  • In Münchener Strasse 35 in the Bahnhofsviertel, the police uncover a glaring case of rental usury.
  • Dissolution of the professional association of visual artists (BBK) Frankfurt after the failed attempt to elect a new board.
  • 50th anniversary of the non-profit settlement cooperative "Heimatfriede".
  • On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Hessen State Association of Interpreters and Translators. V. welcomes Mayor Dr. Wilhelm Fay in the Römer a delegation of the association.
  • Founding meeting of the “Stiftung Kinderplanet e. V. ”in the Roman's magistrate meeting room.
  • About 50 young people, who had to leave their accommodation on Jügelstraße the day before, occupy the house at Eschersheimer Landstraße 107, which was opened on 13.03. is cleared again.
  • In the historical museum one discovers the theft of six historical bells.
  • At a special party conference, the SPD decides to end the Roman coalition between the SPD and the CDU. Re-election of the CDU magistrate members, Mayor Dr. Wilhelm Fay (1911-1980) and City Councilor Karl Bachmann, whose term of office began in July of this year. J. expires.
  • Festive concert on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Frankfurter Singakademie in the large broadcasting hall of the Hessischer Rundfunk.
  • Celebration on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Hessen State Association of the Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ) in the Palmengarten.
  • Women's congress in the House of Youth to abolish Paragraph 218.
  • Awarding of the Otto Hahn Prize of the City of Frankfurt am Main in the Kaisersaal des Römers to Professor Rudolf Schulten, professor at the chair for reactor technology at the Rheinisch-Westfälische TH Aachen and director at the institute for reactor development at the nuclear research facility in Jülich
  • 25th annual conference of the "Association of those persecuted by the Nazi regime" (VVN).
  • Guest performance of the Leipziger Schauspiel with Bertolt Brecht's “The Unstoppable Rise of Arturo Ui” in the theater.
  • The Frankfurt air transport company Calair TF-Transportflug GmbH & Co KG files for bankruptcy at the Frankfurt District Court.
  • Opening of the Frankfurt airport railway, which connects the Rhein-Main airport with the main train station, in the presence of Federal President Dr. Gustav Heinemann and Federal Transport Minister Georg Leber.
  • Opening of Terminal Mitte at Rhein-Main Airport, Europe's largest passenger reception system, by Federal President Dr. Gustav Heinemann. The so-called "Frankfurter Jumbo-Bahnhof" is built to handle 30 million passengers a year and can accommodate 36 jets at the same time at its gates.
  • Awarding of the main prize of the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize in the Paulskirche to Dr. Denis P. Burkitt from the Medical Research Council in London and Uganda and to Professor Jan Waldenström from Lund University (Sweden).
  • Premiere of the play "Aussatz" by Heinrich Böll in the small theater in the zoo.
  • After a long debate, the SPD parliamentary group follows a recommendation from the party executive, which is seeking a revision of the party congress resolution on the end of the Roman coalition.
  • The chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in Frankfurt, Martin Berg, is elected chairman of the Lower Main Regional Planning Association (RPU).
  • Meeting of the City Council: Final decision to expand the Waldstadion for the 1974 World Cup.
  • Opening of the new department store in Bockenheim, Leipziger Strasse.
  • Concert of the Schnuckenack-Reinhard-Quintet in the "Sinkkasten".
  • “Children's International” in the Gallus youth center on the occasion of the Week of Brotherhood.
  • The party congress of the SPD sub-district of Frankfurt in the Bürgerhaus Nordweststadt remains with its rejection of a continuation of the Roman coalition, which after 26 years of existence, is looking towards a certain end. In an application, the party congress calls on the SPD parliamentary group to fill the vacant positions in the full-time magistrate with two SPD candidates.
  • Conference of the “Working Group for Paleobotany and Palynology” in the Senckenberg Museum.
  • Around 500 workers, mostly Spaniards, are demonstrating in the city center against the recent political clashes between the Spanish police and the dock workers of El Ferrol del Caudillo, in which two workers were shot and more than 30 injured.
  • Concert of the modern jazz quartet in the opera.
  • Concert with the blues musician champion Jack Dupree in the "Sinkkasten".
  • Frankfurt horticultural fair on the Frankfurt flower wholesale market.
  • A 31-year-old Spaniard is killed in a major fire in the workers' dormitory of the car accessories company VDO in Nordend. Four other residents are injured, some seriously. The property damage amounts to 150,000 DM.
  • Concert of the Budapest Symphony Orchestra in St. Peter's Church.
  • Inauguration of the Ost-West-Handelsbank in Bockenheimer Landstrasse.
  • Visit of the British Labor Minister Robert Carr in Frankfurt am Main.
  • Opening of the Greek commercial bank, Roßmarkt 23.
  • Local political youth week.
  • The city library gets a new book bus. The 12 meter long special vehicle has 4,500 books on board.
  • Visit of a delegation of South African economic experts in the Mainstadt.
  • The city cleaning office puts a "garbage compactor" into operation.
  • International horse show in the festival hall.
  • 13th German Jazz Festival under the name “Frankfurt Jazz. Festival ‘72 “in the Centennial Hall in Hoechst.
  • 125th anniversary of the death of the wholesaler Leopold Cassella alias David Löb Cassel (1766-1847).
  • Dip measurement at the Ostpark.
  • A new draft for the Alte Oper is presented. The large hall in the rebuilt house will hold 2700 people. The design comes from the planning association Braun & Schlockermann / Professor H. Keilholz, Hanover / Salzburg.
  • Anna Babette, called Betty, Arndt (1899-1984), city councilor since 1952 and honorary city councilor since 1964, leaves the magistrate and makes room for her son, Lord Mayor Rudi Arndt.
  • Opening of the exhibition with treasures from the “Frankfurt” collection owned by the city and university library.
  • Willy Berking (1910-1979) resigns from the leadership of the Hessischer Rundfunk dance orchestra. In the future he only wants to compose himself.
  • Easter march demonstration and rally with, among others, Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) on Brunnenplatz in Bornheim for the ratification of the Eastern Treaty, the withdrawal of the US Army from Indochina and for more social security.
  • The Frankfurter Verkehrsverein opens a new traffic office in the west reception building of the Rhein-Main airport.
  • Concert of the rock band "Ten Years After" in the festival hall.
  • City councilor Ernst Gerhardt resigns "with immediate effect" as chairman of the CDU city district association in Frankfurt. He justifies his step with the new local political situation in Frankfurt am Main.
  • Guest performance by Elisabeth Bergner in Eugene O'Neill's play "All the riches of the world" at the opera.
  • Special meeting of the city council: Rudi Arndt (SPD) takes office as the new mayor of the city of Frankfurt am Main. The majority of parliamentarians reject the re-election of the full-time CDU magistrate members Dr. Wilhelm Fay (1911-1980) and Karl Bachmann leave.
  • Concert with Leonhard Cohen in the Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst.
  • 500 people demonstrated in the city center against paragraph 218 and for the legalization of abortion in the first three months.
  • Eight injured people call for a bomb attack on a Yugoslav restaurant at Mainzer Landstrasse 269. It is very likely that the attack has political motives that go back to tensions between Serbs and Croats.
  • Fires are set in several places in the office of banker Abraham Markiewicz, who owns two squatted houses in Westend. The property damage amounts to around 50,000 DM.
  • Foundation of the "International Society for Human Rights" (ISHR).
  • The “Trimm Dich” competition of the “Frankfurter Rundschau” begins at the Frankfurt schools.
  • As part of the open elderly care, the deployment of ten alternative service providers begins.
  • 18th Ibero-American Days.
  • A delegation from the Polish Ecumenical Council of the Evangelical Church is led by Mayor Dr. Wilhelm Fay (1911-1980) received.
  • Concert of the Belgrade Symphony Orchestra in the Centennial Hall in Hoechst.
  • “Public tribunal against speculators and greed for profit” in the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.
  • First Soviet art exhibition "Art in the Revolution" in the Stone House.
  • Frankfurt am Main mourns the loss of Otto Brenner (1907-1972), chairman of the metal industry union.
  • "Against rent terror and for tenants' strike" are demonstrating over a thousand people in the city center. This leads to violent clashes with the police.
  • The "catacomb" starts an experiment with a children's theater.
  • Inauguration of the parish hall of the Christ Congregation in Nied.
  • Academic celebration on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Helmholtz School.
  • Concert with champion Jack Dupree in the "Sinkkasten".
  • Christening of the largest air cargo barge in the world "Cargonaut" at the Rhein-Main airport.
  • For the first time, a squatting is the subject of a court hearing. The eviction process of the occupied house at Kettenhofweg 51 begins in front of the local court. Lord Mayor Rudi Arndt is among the audience. The negotiation ends with a settlement, according to which the squatters can stay in the house until 02/28/1973.
  • Concert by the singer Shirley Bassey in the Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst.
  • International meeting of radio play directors, dramaturges, directors and radio play critics, organized by Hessischer Rundfunk in cooperation with the "German Academy of Performing Arts".
  • The large extinguishing tank vehicle of the Frankfurt fire brigade (capacity 20,000 liters) is presented on the fairground on Ratsweg.
  • 24th International Fur Fair.
  • Meeting of the city council: The city council elect Rudolf Sölch as the future mayor, the previous SPD parliamentary group leader Martin Berg as the full-time city councilor and Hermann Lingnau as the city treasurer. The two long-time honorary members of the magistrate, Betty Arndt (1899-1984), mother of Frankfurt's Lord Mayor Rudi Arndt, and Elli Horeni (1907-1991) are appointed city elders.
  • The funeral service for the deceased IG Metall chairman Otto Brenner (1907-1972) takes place in the Paulskirche.
  • Handover of the Maybach Bridge by Mayor Rudi Arndt.
  • Closure of the girls' dormitory Monika in the Gallusviertel, Kostheimer Straße.
  • Concert by the Chopin interpreter Stefan Askenase in the Deutsche Bank hall.
  • Visit of the heart surgeon Professor Christiaan Barnard in the Mainstadt.
  • The "Helmut-Hartenfels-Haus" of the Guttempler-Sozialwerk is being handed over to its destination as a model of a transitional sanatorium for alcoholic men in the north-west of the city.
  • Opening of the Kohl bookstore in the newly designed rooms of the former "Book Exchange" at St. Catherine's Church.
  • Mayor Dr. Wilhelm Fay (1911-1980) is the new chairman of the Frankfurt CDU. At an extraordinary district party conference in the Dornbusch house, he was elected to succeed Ernst Gerhardt with 202 of 274 votes.
  • Premiere of Bertolt Brecht's “Mann ist Mann” in the Theater am Turm (TAT).
  • In an emergency landing at the Rhein-Main airport, a Lufthansa Boeing 727 is severely damaged, but the 85 passengers and 7 crew members can leave the plane unharmed.
  • 600 Greeks demonstrate in the city center against the Greek military dictatorship.
  • Ceremonial inauguration of the Catholic community center Heilig-Kreuz in Bergen-Enkheim.
  • Start of the new wave of services for drivers of the Hessischer Rundfunk on hr3.
  • At the commemoration of the 24th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel in the Westend Synagogue, the Israeli Interior Minister Dr. Josef Burg took part.
  • 50th anniversary of the Rogge-Modestoffe company, Zeil 113.
  • Jazz in the Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst with the Count Basie Orchestra, Joe Williams and others
  • 10,000 people protest on Opernplatz against the vote of no confidence in Chancellor Willy Brandt by the CDU / CSU in the German Bundestag. Mayor Rudi Arndt calls for new parliamentary elections. In the afternoon, the tram and subway drivers let the trains stand for five minutes, also in protest against the attempt by the CDU / CSU to overthrow the Brandt government.
  • 125th anniversary of the hardware company Anton Hartmann Sohn in Sachsenhausen.
  • Book exhibition about "Sardinia" in the city and university library.
  • Strangers embrace each other at the Hauptwache when the result of the vote in the German Bundestag in favor of the incumbent Chancellor Willy Brandt becomes known at 1:21 p.m.
  • Premiere of Giacomo Puccini's “Turandot” directed by Václav Kašlik in the opera.
  • Concert by the Prague Chamber Orchestra in the Centennial Hall in Hoechst.
  • 11 people are injured in a subway accident in Heddernheim. A train on the A1 line crashes into a truck trailer. The property damage amounts to around 100,000 DM.
  • A Norwegian delegation of writers visits the Mainstadt and is received by the magistrate in the Roman's foyer.
  • Concert of the US rock band "The Doors" in the Centennial Hall in Hoechst.
  • "Hauswirtschaft 72" trade fair and Rhein-Main hardware store.
  • First Hessian diving championships in the Stadtbad Mitte.
  • Among the 3,000 participants in a rally against Franco fascism in Spain on the campus of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University is the Spanish Communist Party leader Santiago Carillo.
  • Celebrations on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Gymnastics and Games Association 1872 Schwanheim.
  • May rally of the DGB at the trade union building.
  • 11. “Around the Henninger Tower” by the professional cyclists.
  • "Puppet Theater Week" in Haus Dornbusch.
  • Second Frankfurt Ballet Days in the municipal theaters.
  • German-American Friendship Week.
  • In Bockenheim, the house at Adalbertstrasse 15 is occupied by the tenants' campaign (BMA) and young socialists.
  • The arrest of 5 people by the police is likely to avoid a disaster. Three young men and two women are surprised how they prepare an arson attack with petrol cans and Molotov cocktails on the Selmi high-rise building at Eschersheimer Landstrasse 12.
  • Concert by the blues musician John Mayall in the Centennial Hall in Hoechst.
  • With 24 of 32 votes cast, the SPD parliamentary group elects the 33-year-old trade unionist Hans Michel as the new parliamentary group chairman.
  • General assembly and spring meeting of the "Lutheran Conference in Hesse and Nassau" in the Dominican monastery.
  • Celebration on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Sachsenhausen Carnival Society in 1947, Lerchesberg.
  • Gisela May sings Bertolt Brecht “From four decades” in the Volksbildungsheim.
  • Exhibition "The Pfoh Glass Collection", German and Italian glasses from the 16th and 17th centuries, in the Museum of Arts and Crafts.
  • International fun run in the city forest.
  • Celebration on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the “Christian Jugenddorfwerk” in the Paulskirche.
  • On the 300th anniversary of Heinrich Schütz's death, the Frankfurt Concert Choir will perform pieces from the composer's main work in the Heiliggeistkirche on Dominikanerplatz.
  • Violent riots broke out during a demonstration against the Vietnam War, in which 1200 young people took part. The panes of American institutions are thrown in.
  • Foundation of the association against motorway noise in Unterliederbach.
  • The head of the cultural department, Hilmar Hoffmann, invites you to a press tour of the new building of the historical museum.
  • Juwelier [Fritz] Lang, a renowned store for watches, jewelery and gold goods in Frankfurt since 1890, An der Hauptwache 4 / Steinweg 1, closes its store forever.
  • A bomb attack is carried out on the headquarters of the US Army in the IG tower, which leaves one dead and eight injured. There is also considerable damage to property at the entrance to the main building and in the casino.
  • Deaconess Convention.
  • Around 2000 people demonstrated against the Vietnam War despite the ban on the Opera Square and caused hours of traffic chaos.
  • Spring ball in the hotel "Frankfurter Hof" on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Austrian Society.
  • 600th anniversary of the city forest and handover of the recreation park "Monte Scherbelino" - at the same time the 100th anniversary of the "Day of the Tree".
  • The first bomb threats, followed by others, are registered. The General Student Committee (AStA) of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University announces new demonstrations against the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, the Red Army Faction (RAF) has committed itself with a letter dated May 14 responsible for the bombing of the US headquarters.
  • The Frankfurt magistrate is the first major city in the Federal Republic of Germany to adopt measures to limit the misappropriation of living space and facilitate the prosecution of rental usury.
  • 27th Interstoff - trade fair for clothing textiles.
  • Frankfurt teachers put down their work. 5000 students, teachers and parents demonstrate in the city center against the educational emergency.
  • A far-reaching cooperation between the Rhein-Main and Paris airports has been agreed by the management of the two airport companies.
  • 50th anniversary of the "Nassauische Heimstätte" (NH).
  • Guest performance by Circus Carl Althoff on the fairground on Ratsweg.
  • Session of the city council: The city parliament commemorates the American officer Paul A. Bloomquist who died in the bomb attack on the casino in the IG high-rise building. In view of the many demonstrations in the past few days, Lord Mayor Rudi Arndt draws a line between peaceful demonstrators and demonstrators facing violence. It is decided to introduce local councils for eleven areas of the city according to the Hessian municipal code and to begin with the preparations for a renovation in Bockenheim.
  • 3000 people demonstrate against the Vietnam War.
  • Lord Mayor Rudi Arndt baptizes the fourteenth hippopotamus born in the Frankfurt Zoological Garden with the name “Rudi Dynamit”.
  • Guest performance of Anna Sokolow's Players Project in the theater.
  • Frankfurter Wäldchestag.
  • Sportclub SC 1880 Frankfurt successfully defended the European Hockey Cup for club teams with a 5-1 win in the final against HTCC Eindhoven.
  • The primate of Hungary, Archbishop Josef Cardinal Mindszenty, who lives in Vienna, celebrates a mass in the imperial cathedral.
  • Opening of the House of German Sports in the city forest. It houses the German Sports Aid Foundation and the German Sports Association and is the seat of the National Olympic Committee (NOK).
  • The GDR writer Hermann Kant visits the Mainstadt as the last stop on his advertising trip through the Federal Republic of Germany. He holds a reading in the Frankfurt book dealer school and gives a book signing in the Montanus bookshop.
  • Celebration on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the central organization of the German hairdressing trade in the Zierhof of the fair.
  • Premiere guest performance of the opera ballet of the twin city Lyons in the opera.
  • Dance tournament of the German masters of the Latin American discipline in the Hotel Intercontinental.
  • Inauguration of the new kindergarten of the Evangelical Kreuzgemeinde in Preungesheim.
  • Opening of the first of 29 planned day-care centers in Nordweststadt, Gerhart-Hauptmann-Ring 400 a.
  • 23rd German hairdressing championship and exhibition for hairdressing equipment - body care - cosmetics in the festival hall.
  • Guest performance by the New York ensemble “La Mama” at the Theater am Turm (TAT).
  • Celebration on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the “St. Katharinen- und Weißfrauen ”to care for needy, single old Frankfurt women in the Palmengarten.
  • After a firefight with the police, Andreas Baader, Holger Meins and Jan-Carl Raspe are arrested early in the morning in the garage yard of the Hofeckweg 2-4 property. The three are the hard core of the Baader-Meinhof Group, which has been searched for months across the Federal Republic of Germany. In the afternoon the police received bomb threats in the name of the "Thomas Weißbecker Command", whereupon all theaters canceled their events and the cinemas canceled their evening performances.
  • Premiere of Luigi Pirandello's “The Man, the Beast and Virtue” at Kammerspiel.
  • II. International Symposium on Coronary Heart Diseases.
  • Congress of the Magical Circle of Germany V. in the community center Nordweststadt.
  • Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin, leading members of the Baader Meinhof Group, are now being sought across the city and in the Rhine-Main area. Despite numerous bomb threats, theaters and cinemas are playing according to plan again.
  • Celebrations on the occasion of the 1200th anniversary of Preungesheim.
  • Beat and pop festival "open air" in the palm garden.
  • Angela Davis Congress in the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University with 8000 participants and the social philosopher Professor Herbert Marcuse, Professor Wolfgang Abendroth and the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre.
  • Ecumenical Youth Day in the Dominican monastery.
  • Pop festival "Summer in the City" in the Radrennbahn am Waldstadion with Joe Cocker and others.
  • 5th IWC International Exhibition of Laundry and Dry Cleaning.
  • Lord Mayor Rudi Arndt gives the magistrate a new face by reorganizing the departments.
  • Installation of the sculpture "Papilia" by Heinz Saalig in the rosarium of the Palmengarten.
  • In Bornheim and Seckbach there is an increasing search for members of the Baader-Meinhof group. There are indications that members' residences are located in these districts.
  • A delegation from Indonesia visiting adult education and communication institutions will be welcomed by Mayor Dr. Wilhelm Fay (1911-1980) received in the Kaisersaal des Römers.
  • Topping-out ceremony for the new, six-story administration center of the Neckermann mail order company, Hanauer Landstrasse.
  • Event in memory of Dr. Otfried Büthe (1928-1970), in honor of the writer from the drama school, the University of Music and Performing Arts, who died two years ago, in the hall of the university, Eschersheimer Landstrasse 33.
  • 153rd Meeting of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK).
  • Opening of a special exhibition in the Städelschen Kunstinstitut by Mayor Rudi Arndt as the starting signal for a campaign unique in the Federal Republic of Germany, which aims to acquire the "Synagogue" picture painted by Max Beckmann in Frankfurt am Main in 1919 for the Mainstadt. The purchase price for the picture is 750,000 DM.
  • Opening of an exhibition on the occasion of the 90th birthday of the Bulgarian communist Georgi Dimitroff in the Dornbusch house, organized by the German Communist Party (DKP), State Association of Hesse.
  • In the Taunusanlage, a 35-year-old Moroccan is killed with knife wounds in the chest and back. The perpetrator is unknown.
  • In the University Women's Clinic, a 30-year-old woman from Frankfurt gives birth to quintuplets - four girls and a boy - for the first time in the medical history of the Mainstadt and the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • 150th anniversary of the Frankfurter Sparkasse from 1822.
  • The Deputy Romanian Foreign Trade Minister, Rauta, is holding several talks with representatives of the banking industry in Frankfurt am Main on his four-day information trip through the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • Conference of the "German Forest Association" in the community center in Nordweststadt.
  • Completion of the television studio in the building of the Stadtbildstelle, Gutleutstrasse 8-12, for the construction of a school television.
  • In Frankfurt am Main, the Baader / Meinhof special commission is excavating the second base of this group. After the officers in Hofeckweg were able to arrest Andreas Baader, Holger Meins and Jan-Carl Raspe and seize two cars, the police now find two more vehicles in two garages in Ginnheim.
  • Meeting of the City Council: Lively and controversial debate on school and cultural policy.
  • Annual meeting of DECHEMA, German Society for Chemical Apparatus.
  • For six hours, officers from the Frankfurt criminal police searched the premises of the links publishing house “Roter Stern” in Unterlindau to find documents about “Rote Hilfe”.
  • Memorial exhibition of the former teacher of the Städelschule, Wilhelm Heise (1892-1965), in the Städelsche Kunstinstitut.
  • One day after Ulrike Meinhof was arrested in Langenhagen near Hanover, the Baader / Meinhof Special Commission of the State and Federal Criminal Police Office found the Baader-Meinhof Group's central bomb depot in the Bornheim district. In a three-room apartment on the fourth floor of a high-rise building at Inheidener Strasse 69, she secures large quantities of explosives and weapons.
  • Lord Mayor Rudi Arndt hands over the new, two-storey house on the slope in the Children's Village Wegscheide Foundation. It is named in memory of Frankfurt's head of school, Willy Cordt (1921-1968), who died in an accident in 1968.
  • The magistrate awards the music and theater scholar and publicist, Professor Albert Richard Mohr (1911-1992), who through his writings on music and theater made a significant contribution to enriching the cultural life of the city, as well as Pastor Ernst Klöß from the Heilandsgemeinde in Bornheim received the plaque of honor of the city of Frankfurt am Main.
  • The publisher Peter Lorch, owner of Deutsches Fachverlag, donates an ambulance to the city of Frankfurt am Main on the occasion of the publisher's 25th anniversary.
  • 70th birthday of the managing co-owner of the M. Schneider department store, Karl Beilharz (1902-1976), since 1961 Vice President of the Frankfurt am Main Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Laying of the foundation stone for an old people's home of AG Hellerhof in Wilhelm-Epstein-Strasse.
  • Establishment of an interest group for the protection of accident victims and the disabled at the University of Applied Sciences for Social Work.
  • 100th birthday of Pastor Willy Veith, Pastor of the St. Katharinen Congregation from 1905 to 1933.
  • Memorial concert on the occasion of the 100th birthday of the director of the University of Music and Performing Arts, Bernhard Sekles (1872-1934), in the hall of the university.
  • Laying of the foundation stone for the renovation of the Waldstadion by Lord Mayor Rudi Arndt.
  • Inauguration of the new club house of the allotment garden association “Nardholz e. V. ".
  • "Interschutz - Der Rote Hahn", international exhibition for fire and disaster protection on the exhibition grounds.
  • 16. Highest Castle Festival.
  • The first Lebanese ambassador to the resumption of diplomatic relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Lebanon, Kesrouan Labaki, visits the Main city.
  • The subway in the upper Eschersheimer Landstrasse was built black. The Hessian Administrative Court in Kassel comes to the conclusion that the waiver of a plan approval procedure before the construction of the above-ground underground line was illegal. This means that this procedure now has to be rescheduled.
  • Opening of the pedestrian zone in the 'Ebbelweiviertel' of old Sachsenhausen by Lord Mayor Rudi Arndt.
  • Public events of the Suhrkamp Verlag on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) in the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.
  • 13th meeting of the Fourth Church Synod of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN) in the Dominican monastery.
  • Two demonstrations: The Vietnam Committee protests in Bornheim against the Vietnam War; and around 5000 Turks in the city center draw attention to their unresolved legal situation.
  • Guest performance of the boys' choir of the Laubacher Kantorei and the Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim in the Volksbildungsheim.
  • Circuit race on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Germania / Tempo Höchst "Around the Höchst Castle".
  • Nieder-Eschbacher citizens protest against the planned incorporation into Frankfurt am Main with road blocks in the local area.
  • Foundation of a "Society of Friends and Supporters of Comprehensive Schools in the Northwest City" in the Ernst Reuter School.
  • Exhibition about August Strindberg in the city and university library.
  • Citizens of Nieder-Eschbach and Petterweil protest in Wiesbaden against the incorporation into Frankfurt am Main and Kalbach and demand independence of the administration.
  • In Höchst, the housing office prevents the house at Ludwigshafener Strasse 59, in which a woman still lives with her two sons, from being torn down by a demolition company.
  • Rudi Dutschke was rightly detained at Rhein-Main Airport in March 1968. This is determined by the Second Senate of the Hessian Administrative Court in Kassel. A judgment of the Frankfurt Administrative Court from August 1971 is also overturned.
  • At a special meeting, the magistrate said goodbye to the two departing members of the magistrate, Mayor Dr. Wilhelm Fay (1911-1980) (CDU) and City Councilor Karl Bachmann (CDU). Fays successor in the office of mayor is the previous city treasurer Rudi Sölch. Bachmann's successor in the magistrate is Martin Berg, previous leader of the SPD parliamentary group in the city parliament. Sölch's successor as treasurer is Hermann Lingnau.
  • Meeting of the city council: Approval of a 500,000 DM loan for the Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt.
  • The board of directors of the Huppertz-Hasenfuß-Stiftung, Frankfurt am Main, decides to dissolve it. The foundation's assets are donated to the non-profit Altkönig-Stift Oberhöchstadt / Taunus, a registered cooperative with limited liability, which is affiliated to the German Parity Welfare Association.
  • Special meeting of the city council in the chapel hall of the Bolongaropalast on the occasion of the highest castle festival: The on April 20. d. J. Newly elected full-time magistrate members elected by the town council, Mayor Rudolf Sölch, town treasurer Hermann Lingnau and town councilor Martin Berg are introduced to their offices.
  • The actress Anita Mey is awarded honorary membership of the Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt am Main.
  • "Prefabricated building 72" exhibition on the exhibition grounds.
  • FSV Frankfurt wins the German amateur soccer championship: In the final against TSV Marl-Hüls, the Frankfurters win 2-1 goals in front of 9,000 spectators in Neuwied.
  • With a demonstration of the General Student Committee (AStA) of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, 2000 people demonstrate against the tightening of the immigration law.
  • Handover of the new dentist's office in the Niederrad office district.
  • Celebration on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the allotment garden association Westpark 1947 e. V. in connection with the inauguration of the club house.
  • 12th international annual exhibition of the "Palette" in the Römerhallen.
  • The magistrate decides on a comprehensive security program for the police in the amount of 1.4 million DM. According to this, the police in civilian clothes will be patrolled at night in the future.
  • The “Students in Need” campaign by the City Education Authority and the Youth Welfare Office with the aim of advising pupils and parents seeking advice on questions relating to certificates and conflict situations.
  • In the middle of the city, in the Steinwegpassage, a cashier on the way to Commerzbank is attacked by two strangers and robbed of DM 15,000 and securities.
  • The long-time administrative director of the Städtische Bühnen, Willy Heinrich Hetzer, is officially bid farewell by the head of the cultural department, Hilmar Hoffmann. His successor is Ulrich Schwab (Munich).
  • The city bypass is open to traffic from Ludwig-Landmann-Straße in the direction of Rödelheim as a connection to the Wiesbaden autobahn and the Northwest Crossing.
  • A large fire at the Ostbahnhof, which was started by an arsonist known to the police, caused damage of more than half a million DM.
  • 50th anniversary of the music house Tappert, Münchner Straße 30.
  • "Kinderplanet 1972" - opening of the holiday games on the exhibition grounds.
  • A heavy thunderstorm in the afternoon knocks down trees, floods streets and floods basements. There are also numerous traffic accidents.
  • Occupation of the Walter Kolb student house.
  • Commissioning of the first shredder plant in Hesse in the east port area, with which approx. 500 car wrecks can be shredded every day.