Historical Events For 1972
Sunday, 11 December 2016
Nov 14 On this day in history dow Jones closes above 1,000 for first time (1003.16)
Nov 14 On this day in history martin Dies, (Rep)/1st chairman of House Un-American, dies
Nov 16 Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87 in the year 1972.
Nov 18 In the year 1972 danny Whitten, rocker, dies of a drug overdose
Nov 19 "Ambassador" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances in the year 1972.
Nov 22 Chuck Thacker, a computer scientist at Xerox PARC, started designing the Alto computer, designed to improve the quality of machine-human interactions in the year 1972.
Nov 22 The United States loses its first B-52 of the war. The eight-engine bomber was brought down by a North Vietnamese surface-to-air missile near Vinh on the day when B-52s flew their heaviest raids of the war over North Vietnam on this day in history.
Nov 23 Marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56 on this day in history.
Nov 24 On this day in history hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52
Nov 25 In the year 1972 hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79
Nov 27 Yanks trade Ellis, Torres andSpikes to Indians for Nettles andMoses in the year 1972.
Nov 28 In the year 1972 gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91
Nov 28 In the year 1972 los Angeles Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels
Nov 30 BBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi" on this day in history.
Nov 30 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71 in the year 1972.
Nov 30 On this day in history illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy)
Dec 01 In the year 1972 antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81
Dec 02 "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama) in the year 1972.
Dec 02 In the year 1972 friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies
Dec 03 In the year 1972 convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die
Dec 06 Janet Munro, actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38 in the year 1972.
Dec 07 On this day in history adrian J Zoetmulder, author (God's Hour), dies at 91
Dec 07 Apollo 17, last of Apollo Moon series, launched on this day in history.
Dec 07 On this day in history phillippine first lady Imelda Marcos stabbed and wounded by an assailant
Dec 08 George Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash in the year 1972.
Dec 10 In the year 1972 mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78
Dec 11 Astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon in the year 1972.
Dec 11 In the year 1972 john Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies
Dec 12 On this day in history captain Eugene A. Cernan, USN, commander of Apollo 17, walks on the Moon. Commander Ronald E. Evans, USN, was the Command Module Pilot. The mission lasted 12 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. Recovery by HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14).
Dec 13 An HC-1 Detachment Five SH-3G Sea King helicopter, stationed aboard Oriskany, rescued a VFP-63 pilot involved in operations in the Tonkin Gulf while on Yankee Station. This was the fifteenth pilot rescued by HC-1 on this day in history.
Dec 15 Edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90 on this day in history.
Dec 16 In the year 1972 miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)
Dec 17 Erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63 in the year 1972.
Dec 17 In the year 1972 new line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India and Pakistan