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Historical Events In 1972

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Oct 06   On this day in history 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico  

Oct 09   In the year 1972 giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter, dies at 72  

Oct 11   On this day in history prison uprising at Washington DC jail  

Oct 12   In the year 1972 46 sailors injured in race riot on aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk  

Oct 12   Mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history joseph Kaminski, composer, dies at 68  

Oct 16   Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80 in the year 1972.  

Oct 16   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 in the year 1972.  

Oct 18   Ken Wishart, cricketer (WI opening batsman in one Test 1935), dies in the year 1972.  

Oct 20   In the year 1972 harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), dies at 86  

Oct 22   Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudist/portraits), dies in the year 1972.  

Oct 24   On this day in history jackie Robinson, 1st black baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53  

Oct 25   Norman Norell [Levinson], US fashion designer, dies at 72 in the year 1972.  

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 in the year 1972.  

Oct 26   On this day in history igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83  

Oct 27   Golden Gate National Recreation Area created on this day in history.  

Oct 27   On this day in history lew Parker, actor (Lou Marie-That Girl), dies a day before turning 65  

Oct 28   "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 12 performances in the year 1972.  

Oct 30   In the year 1972 alan Roth, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68  

Oct 30   In the year 1972 worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago  

Oct 31   Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award in the year 1972.  

Nov 01   Ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87 in the year 1972.  

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   On this day in history president Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 10   Charlie Hallows, cricketer (1000 runs-May 1928, 2 Tests for Eng), dies on this day in history.  

Nov 11   Berry Oakley, US rock bassist (Allman Bro), dies in car crash at 24 on this day in history.  

Nov 11   US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army in the year 1972.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1972

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Jeff Jackson, US baseball outfielder (Phila Phillies) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings)  

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

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

Jan 04   James Longley, American documentary filmmaker was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Bryon Morris, running back (Baltimore Ravens) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   Frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82 in the year 1972.  

Jan 04   Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history death of chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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