Historical Events Happened In 1972
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Nov 14 Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for first time (1003.16) on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Nov 22 Chuck Thacker, a computer scientist at Xerox PARC, started designing the Alto computer, designed to improve the quality of machine-human interactions on this day in history.
Nov 22 In the year 1972 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.
Nov 23 On this day in history marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56
Nov 24 Hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52 on this day in history.
Nov 25 Hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79 on this day in history.
Nov 27 On this day in history yanks trade Ellis, Torres andSpikes to Indians for Nettles andMoses
Nov 28 Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91 in the year 1972.
Nov 28 Los Angeles Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels on this day in history.
Nov 30 BBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi" in the year 1972.
Nov 30 On this day in history hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71
Nov 30 Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy) in the year 1972.
Dec 01 In the year 1972 antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81
Dec 02 In the year 1972 "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)
Dec 02 Friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies on this day in history.
Dec 03 In the year 1972 convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die
Dec 06 On this day in history janet Munro, actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38
Dec 07 Adrian J Zoetmulder, author (God's Hour), dies at 91 on this day in history.
Dec 07 Apollo 17, last of Apollo Moon series, launched on this day in history.
Dec 07 In the year 1972 phillippine first lady Imelda Marcos stabbed and wounded by an assailant
Dec 08 George Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash on this day in history.
Dec 10 Mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78 in the year 1972.
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 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) in the year 1972.
Dec 13 In the year 1972 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
Dec 15 Edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90 on this day in history.
Dec 16 On this day in history miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)
Dec 17 Erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63 in the year 1972.
Dec 17 New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India and Pakistan in the year 1972.