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.