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.