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Historical Events In 1972

Saturday, 15 May 2021

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

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   On this day in history "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances  

Oct 13   Aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die on this day in history.  

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

Oct 14   In the year 1972 joseph Kaminski, composer, dies at 68  

Oct 16   Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Oct 25   On this day in history 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   In the year 1972 henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam  

Oct 26   Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 30   On this day in history alan Roth, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68  

Oct 30   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history president Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)  

Nov 07   Richard Nixon re-elected as the US president on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1972.  

Nov 11   US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army on this day in history.  

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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   Mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings) was born in the year 1972.  

Jan 02   Christopher Lennertz, American composer was born in the year 1972.  

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 in the year 1972.  

Jan 13   Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pitts Steelers) was born in the year 1972.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1972 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   In the year 1972 clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies  

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   On this day in history al Goodman, Russian/US orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81  

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