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Historical Events In 1972

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Oct 06   22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico in the year 1972.  

Oct 09   On this day in history giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter, dies at 72  

Oct 11   In the year 1972 prison uprising at Washington DC jail  

Oct 12   On this day in history 46 sailors injured in race riot on aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk  

Oct 12   Mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole in the year 1972.  

Oct 13   "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances on this day in history.  

Oct 13   In the year 1972 aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die  

Oct 13   Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountain, (12/23 rescue) in the year 1972.  

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

Oct 20   On this day in history harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), dies at 86  

Oct 22   In the year 1972 kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudist/portraits), dies  

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   Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin in the year 1972.  

Oct 26   Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam on this day in history.  

Oct 26   In the year 1972 igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83  

Oct 27   On this day in history golden Gate National Recreation Area created  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 30   Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago on this day in history.  

Oct 31   Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award on this day in history.  

Nov 01   In the year 1972 ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87  

Nov 05   In the year 1972 reginald Owen, actor (Above Suspicion, Love on the Run), dies at 85  

Nov 06   On this day in history billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21  

Nov 07   In the year 1972 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   On this day in history tod Andrews, actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies at 51  

Nov 10   Charlie Hallows, cricketer (1000 runs-May 1928, 2 Tests for Eng), dies in the year 1972.  

Nov 11   Berry Oakley, US rock bassist (Allman Bro), dies in car crash at 24 in the year 1972.  

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   Lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs) was born in the year 1972.  

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

Jan 02   Christopher Lennertz, American composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals) was born in the year 1972.  

Jan 04   James Longley, American documentary filmmaker was born in the year 1972.  

Jan 13   In the year 1972 birth of bryon Morris, running back (Baltimore Ravens)  

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   Jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91 in the year 1972.  

Jan 03   In the year 1972 frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82  

Jan 04   On this day in history carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57  

Jan 06   In the year 1972 death of chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)  

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

Jan 08   Kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80  

Jan 10   Al Goodman, Russian/US orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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