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.