Historical Events In 1972
Thursday, 02 July 2020
Aug 17 In the year 1972 phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game
Aug 17 Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76 in the year 1972.
Aug 18 Police fine Paul and Linda McCartney $800 in Sweden cannabis possession in the year 1972.
Aug 21 1st hot air balloon flight over Alps in the year 1972.
Aug 21 First hot air balloon flight over the Alps in the year 1972.
Aug 21 Republican convention opens in Miami Beach on this day in history.
Aug 21 US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched in the year 1972.
Aug 23 On this day in history balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68
Aug 23 Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley) on this day in history.
Aug 24 On this day in history carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
Aug 24 Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame in the year 1972.
Aug 25 Juan Carlos Paz, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.
Aug 26 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR in the year 1972.
Aug 26 Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist, dies at 63 in the year 1972.
Aug 26 Opening ceremonies usher in the summer Olympics games in Munich, West Germany in the year 1972.
Aug 26 In the year 1972 summer Olympics open in Munich, West Germany
Aug 28 Mark Spitz earns the first of seven gold medals, seting a world record in the 200-meter butterfly at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany in the year 1972.
Aug 28 On this day in history william HAF, Engl prince/grandson of George V, dies in accident at 29
Aug 29 Lale [Liselotte H] Anderson, Ger night club performer/singer, dies in the year 1972.
Aug 30 On this day in history david Barrett 1930- leads the NDP to victory over WAC Bennett's Social Credit Party, taking 39 seats in the British Columbia provincial election; upsetting 20 years of Socred rule
Aug 31 Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics in the year 1972.
Sep 01 Bobby Fischer of the USA defeats Boris Spassky of the USSR at the international chess championship in Reykjavik, Iceland in the year 1972.
Sep 01 May Aufderheide, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.
Sep 01 The O'Jays receive the first of their eventual six gold records, this one for the hit Back Stabbers in the year 1972.
Sep 04 On this day in history alan Kippax, cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies
Sep 04 Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz becomes the first person in history to win seven gold medals, winning the 400-meter relay at Munich, GVany on this day in history.
Sep 05 Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium in the year 1972.
Sep 05 Israeli athletes held hostage by Arab guerrillas at the Munich Olympics in the year 1972.
Sep 05 Josef Romano, Israeli olympian, murdered on this day in history.
Sep 05 On this day in history the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany are marred by tragedy when PLO terrorists hold the Israeli delegation hostage; 11 Israelis are killed during the ordeal.
Sep 06 In the year 1972 john &Yoko appear on Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon
Sep 07 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian, dies at 81 on this day in history.
Sep 08 Jim Ryun (US) &Billy Fordjour (Ghana) collide &fall in qualifying competitions for 1,500m finals, ending Ryan's chances for gold in the year 1972.
Sep 10 Chicago Bears running back Gayle Sayers retires from pro football in the year 1972.