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Historical Events Happened In 1972

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Jan 01   "Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater New York City NY after 1281 performances in the year 1972.  

Jan 01   International Book Year begins on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 02   In the year 1972 mariner 9 begins mapping Mars  

Jan 03   Frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82 in the year 1972.  

Jan 04   Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57 in the year 1972.  

Jan 05   NASA announced its plans for a new space vehicle, the shuttle in the year 1972.  

Jan 05   On this day in history nASA announces development of space shuttle  

Jan 05   On this day in history new York City NY transit fare rises from 30¢ to 35¢  

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 in the year 1972.  

Jan 05   West-Pakistani sheik Mujib ur-Rahman freed on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1972.  

Jan 07   Lewis F Powell Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice in the year 1972.  

Jan 07   William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Jan 09   In the year 1972 ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80  

Jan 10   In the year 1972 al Goodman, Russian/US orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81  

Jan 10   In the year 1972 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   East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh in the year 1972.  

Jan 12   Padraic Colum, Irish poet/writer/founder (Irish Review), dies at 90 in the year 1972.  

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

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

Jan 15   On this day in history heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels  

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

Jan 17   In the year 1972 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   In the year 1972 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 in the year 1972.  

Jan 02   In the year 1972 birth of christopher Lennertz, American composer  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)  

Jan 04   In the year 1972 birth of james Longley, American documentary filmmaker  

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

Jan 13   In the year 1972 birth of byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pitts Steelers)  

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   On this day in history frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82  

Jan 04   Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57 in the year 1972.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1972 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   Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80 in the year 1972.  

Jan 10   In the year 1972 al Goodman, Russian/US orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81  

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