Historical Events In 1972
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Oct 06 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico in the year 1972.
Oct 09 In the year 1972 giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter, dies at 72
Oct 11 Prison uprising at Washington DC jail in the year 1972.
Oct 12 46 sailors injured in race riot on aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk in the year 1972.
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 Aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die on this day in history.
Oct 13 Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountain, (12/23 rescue) on this day in history.
Oct 14 Joseph Kaminski, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.
Oct 16 On this day in history leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80
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 on this day in history.
Oct 18 On this day in history ken Wishart, cricketer (WI opening batsman in one Test 1935), dies
Oct 20 Harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), dies at 86 in the year 1972.
Oct 22 On this day in history kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudist/portraits), dies
Oct 24 On this day in history jackie Robinson, 1st black baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53
Oct 25 On this day in history norman Norell [Levinson], US fashion designer, dies at 72
Oct 26 On this day in history guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin
Oct 26 On this day in history henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
Oct 26 Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83 in the year 1972.
Oct 27 Golden Gate National Recreation Area created on this day in history.
Oct 27 Lew Parker, actor (Lou Marie-That Girl), dies a day before turning 65 in the year 1972.
Oct 28 "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 12 performances on this day in history.
Oct 30 In the year 1972 alan Roth, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68
Oct 30 Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago in the year 1972.
Oct 31 Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award on this day in history.
Nov 01 Ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87 on this day in history.
Nov 05 Reginald Owen, actor (Above Suspicion, Love on the Run), dies at 85 in the year 1972.
Nov 06 In the year 1972 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 Richard Nixon re-elected as the US president in the year 1972.
Nov 07 In the year 1972 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 on this day in history.
Nov 11 On this day in history berry Oakley, US rock bassist (Allman Bro), dies in car crash at 24
Nov 11 In the year 1972 uS Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army