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