Historical Events In 1972
Saturday, 21 May 2022
Oct 06 In the year 1972 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico
Oct 09 On this day in history giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter, dies at 72
Oct 11 Prison uprising at Washington DC jail on this day in history.
Oct 12 46 sailors injured in race riot on aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk on this day in history.
Oct 12 In the year 1972 mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole
Oct 13 "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances in the year 1972.
Oct 13 On this day in history aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die
Oct 13 On this day in history uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountain, (12/23 rescue)
Oct 14 Joseph Kaminski, composer, dies at 68 in the year 1972.
Oct 16 On this day in history leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80
Oct 16 On this day in history the Commission of Inquiry in the Matter of the Employment Practices Relating to the Running-Trades' Employees in the Railway Industry, the Gallagher Commission publishes its report. This looked at the employment practices, particularly hours of work.
Oct 18 In the year 1972 ken Wishart, cricketer (WI opening batsman in one Test 1935), dies
Oct 20 Harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), dies at 86 on this day in history.
Oct 22 Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudist/portraits), dies in the year 1972.
Oct 24 Jackie Robinson, 1st black baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53 in the year 1972.
Oct 25 In the year 1972 norman Norell [Levinson], US fashion designer, dies at 72
Oct 26 In the year 1972 guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin
Oct 26 Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam on this day in history.
Oct 26 Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83 in the year 1972.
Oct 27 In the year 1972 golden Gate National Recreation Area created
Oct 27 Lew Parker, actor (Lou Marie-That Girl), dies a day before turning 65 in the year 1972.
Oct 28 On this day in history "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 12 performances
Oct 30 Alan Roth, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68 in the year 1972.
Oct 30 Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago on this day in history.
Oct 31 In the year 1972 gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award
Nov 01 On this day in history ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87
Nov 05 Reginald Owen, actor (Above Suspicion, Love on the Run), dies at 85 in the year 1972.
Nov 06 Billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21 in the year 1972.
Nov 07 President Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D) in the year 1972.
Nov 07 On this day in history richard Nixon re-elected as the US president
Nov 07 Tod Andrews, actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies at 51 in the year 1972.
Nov 10 In the year 1972 charlie Hallows, cricketer (1000 runs-May 1928, 2 Tests for Eng), dies
Nov 11 In the year 1972 berry Oakley, US rock bassist (Allman Bro), dies in car crash at 24
Nov 11 US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army in the year 1972.