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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.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of christopher Lennertz, American composer  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)  

Jan 04   In the year 1972 birth of james Longley, American documentary filmmaker  

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of bryon Morris, running back (Baltimore Ravens)  

Jan 13   In the year 1972 birth of byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pitts Steelers)  

Famous Deaths In 1972

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91  

Jan 03   On this day in history frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82  

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 in the year 1972.  

Jan 07   Clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies in the year 1972.  

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

Jan 09   Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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

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