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Historical Events Happened In 1972

Friday, 22 May 2015

Nov 14   Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for first time (1003.16) on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1972.  

Nov 19   In the year 1972 "Ambassador" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances  

Nov 22   On this day in history chuck Thacker, a computer scientist at Xerox PARC, started designing the Alto computer, designed to improve the quality of machine-human interactions  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 24   In the year 1972 hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52  

Nov 25   Hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79 in the year 1972.  

Nov 27   Yanks trade Ellis, Torres andSpikes to Indians for Nettles andMoses in the year 1972.  

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   On this day in history bBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi"  

Nov 30   Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Nov 30   In the year 1972 illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy)  

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

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

Dec 02   Friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies in the year 1972.  

Dec 03   In the year 1972 convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die  

Dec 06   In the year 1972 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   Phillippine first lady Imelda Marcos stabbed and wounded by an assailant on this day in history.  

Dec 08   On this day in history george Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 11   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1972 edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90  

Dec 16   In the year 1972 miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)  

Dec 17   In the year 1972 erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63  

Dec 17   In the year 1972 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   Jeff Jackson, US baseball outfielder (Phila Phillies) was born in the year 1972.  

Jan 02   In the year 1972 birth of lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of christopher Lennertz, American composer  

Jan 04   Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1972 birth of james Longley, American documentary filmmaker  

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

Jan 13   In the year 1972 birth of byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pitts Steelers)  

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   In the year 1972 death of chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)  

Jan 07   Clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80 in the year 1972.  

Jan 10   On this day in history al Goodman, Russian/US orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81