Historical Events Happened In 1972
Tuesday, 30 June 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 in the year 1972.
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 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 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 On this day in history marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56
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 on this day in history.
Nov 27 Yanks trade Ellis, Torres andSpikes to Indians for Nettles andMoses on this day in history.
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 BBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi" in the year 1972.
Nov 30 In the year 1972 hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71
Nov 30 On this day in history 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 "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama) in the year 1972.
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 Janet Munro, actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38 in the year 1972.
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 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 On this day in history mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78
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) on this day in history.
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 In the year 1972 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 In the year 1972 erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63
Dec 17 New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India and Pakistan in the year 1972.