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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1972

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1972 birth of jeff Jackson, US baseball outfielder (Phila Phillies)  

Jan 02   Lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs) was born in the year 1972.  

Jan 02   Mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings) was born in the year 1972.  

Jan 02   Christopher Lennertz, American composer was born in the year 1972.  

Jan 04   Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of james Longley, American documentary filmmaker  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1972 frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82  

Jan 04   On this day in history carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57  

Jan 06   Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60 in the year 1972.  

Jan 09   In the year 1972 ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80  

Jan 10   On this day in history al Goodman, Russian/US orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81  

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