Historical Events Happened In 1972
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Nov 14 In the year 1972 dow Jones closes above 1,000 for first time (1003.16)
Nov 14 Martin Dies, (Rep)/1st chairman of House Un-American, dies in the year 1972.
Nov 16 Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.
Nov 18 Danny Whitten, rocker, dies of a drug overdose on this day in history.
Nov 19 In the year 1972 "Ambassador" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances
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 In the year 1972 marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56
Nov 24 Hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52 in the year 1972.
Nov 25 In the year 1972 hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79
Nov 27 In the year 1972 yanks trade Ellis, Torres andSpikes to Indians for Nettles andMoses
Nov 28 In the year 1972 gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91
Nov 28 Los Angeles Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels on this day in history.
Nov 30 In the year 1972 bBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi"
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) on this day in history.
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 in the year 1972.
Dec 03 Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die on this day in history.
Dec 06 Janet Munro, actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38 in the year 1972.
Dec 07 In the year 1972 adrian J Zoetmulder, author (God's Hour), dies at 91
Dec 07 Apollo 17, last of Apollo Moon series, launched in the year 1972.
Dec 07 Phillippine first lady Imelda Marcos stabbed and wounded by an assailant in the year 1972.
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 on this day in history.
Dec 11 Astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon in the year 1972.
Dec 11 John Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies in the year 1972.
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 in the year 1972.
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 New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India and Pakistan on this day in history.