Historical Events In 1972
Thursday, 13 May 2021
Aug 17 On this day in history 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 In the year 1972 police fine Paul and Linda McCartney $800 in Sweden cannabis possession
Aug 21 On this day in history 1st hot air balloon flight over Alps
Aug 21 First hot air balloon flight over the Alps on this day in history.
Aug 21 In the year 1972 republican convention opens in Miami Beach
Aug 21 US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched on this day in history.
Aug 23 In the year 1972 balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68
Aug 23 In the year 1972 republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley)
Aug 24 In the year 1972 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 On this day in history juan Carlos Paz, composer, dies at 71
Aug 26 In the year 1972 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR
Aug 26 On this day in history jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist, dies at 63
Aug 26 On this day in history opening ceremonies usher in the summer Olympics games in Munich, West Germany.
Aug 26 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Aug 28 William HAF, Engl prince/grandson of George V, dies in accident at 29 on this day in history.
Aug 29 In the year 1972 lale [Liselotte H] Anderson, Ger night club performer/singer, dies
Aug 30 In the year 1972 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 In the year 1972 olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics
Sep 01 Bobby Fischer of the USA defeats Boris Spassky of the USSR at the international chess championship in Reykjavik, Iceland on this day in history.
Sep 01 On this day in history may Aufderheide, composer, dies at 84
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 Alan Kippax, cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies on this day in history.
Sep 04 On this day in history olympic swimmer Mark Spitz becomes the first person in history to win seven gold medals, winning the 400-meter relay at Munich, GVany.
Sep 05 In the year 1972 chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium
Sep 05 On this day in history israeli athletes held hostage by Arab guerrillas at the Munich Olympics
Sep 05 On this day in history josef Romano, Israeli olympian, murdered
Sep 05 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 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history chicago Bears running back Gayle Sayers retires from pro football.