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Historical Events Happened In 1972

Thursday, 23 October 2014

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   In the year 1972 andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87  

Nov 18   Danny Whitten, rocker, dies of a drug overdose in the year 1972.  

Nov 19   On this day in history "Ambassador" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances  

Nov 22   In the year 1972 chuck Thacker, a computer scientist at Xerox PARC, started designing the Alto computer, designed to improve the quality of machine-human interactions  

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 in the year 1972.  

Nov 23   Marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 28   Los Angeles Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 30   Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy) on this day in history.  

Dec 01   On this day in history antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81  

Dec 02   On this day in history "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)  

Dec 02   Friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies on this day in history.  

Dec 03   Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1972.  

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 in the year 1972.  

Dec 10   Mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

Dec 11   In the year 1972 astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon  

Dec 11   John Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies on this day in history.  

Dec 12   In the year 1972 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   On this day in history edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90  

Dec 16   Miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0) in the year 1972.  

Dec 17   Erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63 in the year 1972.  

Dec 17   On this day in history new line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India and Pakistan  

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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   Lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1972 birth of mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of james Longley, American documentary filmmaker  

Jan 13   Bryon Morris, running back (Baltimore Ravens) was born in the year 1972.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82  

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

Jan 06   On this day in history death of chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)  

Jan 07   Clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies in the year 1972.  

Jan 08   In the year 1972 kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60  

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