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Historical Events Happened In 1972

Sunday, 21 December 2014

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

Nov 14   On this day in history martin Dies, (Rep)/1st chairman of House Un-American, dies  

Nov 16   Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87 in the year 1972.  

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 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   On this day in history marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56  

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 in the year 1972.  

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   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) 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   In the year 1972 "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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 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) 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   Edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

Dec 16   On this day in history miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)  

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 in the year 1972.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs) was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1972.  

Jan 04   James Longley, American documentary filmmaker was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of bryon Morris, running back (Baltimore Ravens)  

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pitts Steelers)  

Famous Deaths In 1972

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1972 jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91  

Jan 03   In the year 1972 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60  

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