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Historical Events In 1972

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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.  

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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 in the year 1972.  

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

Jan 02   In the year 1972 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   On this day in history 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   Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies  

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   In the year 1972 al Goodman, Russian/US orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81  

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