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Historical Events Happened In 1972

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Jan 01   On this day in history "Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater New York City NY after 1281 performances  

Jan 01   On this day in history international Book Year begins  

Jan 01   Jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Jan 01   On this day in history people's Republic of China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebulic of China  

Jan 02   Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57  

Jan 05   NASA announced its plans for a new space vehicle, the shuttle on this day in history.  

Jan 05   NASA announces development of space shuttle on this day in history.  

Jan 05   New York City NY transit fare rises from 30¢ to 35¢ on this day in history.  

Jan 05   President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on manned shuttle on this day in history.  

Jan 05   US president Richard Nixon gives the go-ahead for the NASA space shuttle program on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history west-Pakistani sheik Mujib ur-Rahman freed  

Jan 06   US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn on this day in history.  

Jan 06   US male Figure Skating championship won by Kenneth Shelley on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR  

Jan 07   Clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Iberian Airlines crashes into 800' peak on island of Ibiza, 104 die on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Lewis F Powell Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history william Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice  

Jan 08   Kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Billionaire Howard Hughes speaks to reporters by phone, stating that a biography of him by author Clifford Irving is phony on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire while at anchor in Hong Kong on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history al Goodman, Russian/US orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81  

Jan 10   On this day in history sheik Mujib ur-Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan  

Jan 10   On this day in history triple album set "Concert for Bangladesh" released in UK  

Jan 11   On this day in history east-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh  

Jan 12   On this day in history padraic Colum, Irish poet/writer/founder (Irish Review), dies at 90  

Jan 14   "Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV on this day in history.  

Jan 14   On this day in history frederik IX, [Christiaan FFMKW], king of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 72  

Jan 15   Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history david Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52  

Jan 17   On this day in history rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), dies at 55  

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Famous Birthdays In 1972

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of jeff Jackson, US baseball outfielder (Phila Phillies)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)  

Jan 02   Mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Christopher Lennertz, American composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   James Longley, American documentary filmmaker was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Bryon Morris, running back (Baltimore Ravens) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pitts Steelers) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1972

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91  

Jan 03   Frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57  

Jan 06   Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies  

Jan 08   On this day in history kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60  

Jan 09   On this day in history ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80  

Jan 10   Al Goodman, Russian/US orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81 on this day in history.