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
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.