Historical Events For 1972
Monday, 27 March 2017
Nov 14 On this day in history 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 On this day in history andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87
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 in the year 1972.
Nov 22 On this day in history 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 Marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56 in the year 1972.
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 On this day in history 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 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 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 "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama) on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history apollo 17, last of Apollo Moon series, launched
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 On this day in history mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78
Dec 11 On this day in history astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon
Dec 11 On this day in history 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 On this day in history edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90
Dec 16 On this day in history miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)
Dec 17 In the year 1972 erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63
Dec 17 On this day in history new line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India and Pakistan