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Historical Events For 1972

Saturday, 27 May 2017

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

Nov 22   In the year 1972 chuck Thacker, a computer scientist at Xerox PARC, started designing the Alto computer, designed to improve the quality of machine-human interactions  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Nov 25   On this day in history hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79  

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Nov 27   In the year 1972 yanks trade Ellis, Torres andSpikes to Indians for Nettles andMoses  

Nov 28   Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

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

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) on this day in history.  

Dec 02   In the year 1972 friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1972.  

Dec 08   In the year 1972 george Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash  

Dec 10   In the year 1972 mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78  

Dec 11   In the year 1972 astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Dec 17   New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India and Pakistan in the year 1972.  

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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   Mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings) was born in the year 1972.  

Jan 02   Christopher Lennertz, American composer was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of james Longley, American documentary filmmaker  

Jan 13   In the year 1972 birth of bryon Morris, running back (Baltimore Ravens)  

Jan 13   Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pitts Steelers) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1972

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91  

Jan 03   On this day in history frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82  

Jan 04   Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57 in the year 1972.  

Jan 06   Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1972 clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies  

Jan 08   In the year 1972 kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60  

Jan 09   In the year 1972 ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80  

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

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