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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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1972

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of jeff Jackson, US baseball outfielder (Phila Phillies)  

Jan 02   Lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs) was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1972.  

Jan 04   James Longley, American documentary filmmaker was born in the year 1972.  

Jan 13   Bryon Morris, running back (Baltimore Ravens) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1972 birth of byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pitts Steelers)  

Famous Deaths In 1972

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1972 jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91  

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   Clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60  

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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