Historical Events Happened In 1972
Saturday, 20 September 2014
Nov 14 On this day in history dow Jones closes above 1,000 for first time (1003.16)
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 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1972.
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 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 In the year 1972 hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52
Nov 25 In the year 1972 hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79
Nov 27 Yanks trade Ellis, Torres andSpikes to Indians for Nettles andMoses on this day in history.
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 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 Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy) in the year 1972.
Dec 01 Antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die
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 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 On this day in history 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 Astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon on this day in history.
Dec 11 John Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies on this day in history.
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 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 in the year 1972.
Dec 15 In the year 1972 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