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Historical Events Happened In 1972

Thursday, 30 June 2016

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

Nov 14   In the year 1972 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   Danny Whitten, rocker, dies of a drug overdose in the year 1972.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Nov 23   Marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56 in the year 1972.  

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   On this day in history yanks trade Ellis, Torres andSpikes to Indians for Nettles andMoses  

Nov 28   In the year 1972 gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91  

Nov 28   On this day in history los Angeles Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels  

Nov 30   BBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi" in the year 1972.  

Nov 30   In the year 1972 hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71  

Nov 30   Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy) on this day in history.  

Dec 01   In the year 1972 antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81  

Dec 02   "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama) on this day in history.  

Dec 02   Friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies in the year 1972.  

Dec 03   Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1972.  

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   In the year 1972 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   John Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63  

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

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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 in the year 1972.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings)  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1972 birth of mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)  

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

Jan 13   Bryon Morris, running back (Baltimore Ravens) was born in the year 1972.  

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   Jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91 in the year 1972.  

Jan 03   Frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82 in the year 1972.  

Jan 04   Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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   Kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60 in the year 1972.  

Jan 09   Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80 in the year 1972.  

Jan 10   Al Goodman, Russian/US orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81 in the year 1972.  

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