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Historical Events In 1972

Sunday, 09 May 2021

Nov 12   In the year 1972 rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite), dies at 92  

Nov 14   In the year 1972 dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)  

Nov 14   Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for first time (1003.16) in the year 1972.  

Nov 14   Martin Dies, (Rep)/1st chairman of House Un-American, dies in the year 1972.  

Nov 16   On this day in history andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87  

Nov 18   On this day in history danny Whitten, rocker, dies of a drug overdose  

Nov 19   "Ambassador" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances on this day in history.  

Nov 22   Chuck Thacker, a computer scientist at Xerox PARC, started designing the Alto computer, designed to improve the quality of machine-human interactions on this day in history.  

Nov 22   The United States loses its first B-52 of the war. The eight-engine bomber was brought down by a North Vietnamese surface-to-air missile near Vinh on the day when B-52s flew their heaviest raids of the war over North Vietnam on this day in history.  

Nov 23   In the year 1972 marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56  

Nov 24   On this day in history hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52  

Nov 25   On this day in history hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79  

Nov 27   Yanks trade Ellis, Torres andSpikes to Indians for Nettles andMoses in the year 1972.  

Nov 28   In the year 1972 gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91  

Nov 28   Los Angeles Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels on this day in history.  

Nov 30   BBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi" in the year 1972.  

Nov 30   On this day in history hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71  

Nov 30   Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy) on this day in history.  

Dec 01   Antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81 in the year 1972.  

Dec 02   In the year 1972 "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)  

Dec 02   On this day in history friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies  

Dec 03   On this day in history convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die  

Dec 06   On this day in history janet Munro, actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38  

Dec 07   Adrian J Zoetmulder, author (God's Hour), dies at 91 in the year 1972.  

Dec 07   Apollo 17, last of Apollo Moon series, launched on this day in history.  

Dec 07   Phillippine first lady Imelda Marcos stabbed and wounded by an assailant on this day in history.  

Dec 08   George Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash on this day in history.  

Dec 10   Mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78 in the year 1972.  

Dec 11   In the year 1972 astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon  

Dec 11   John Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies on this day in history.  

Dec 12   On this day in history captain Eugene A. Cernan, USN, commander of Apollo 17, walks on the Moon. Commander Ronald E. Evans, USN, was the Command Module Pilot. The mission lasted 12 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. Recovery by HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14).  

Dec 13   In the year 1972 an HC-1 Detachment Five SH-3G Sea King helicopter, stationed aboard Oriskany, rescued a VFP-63 pilot involved in operations in the Tonkin Gulf while on Yankee Station. This was the fifteenth pilot rescued by HC-1  

Dec 15   On this day in history edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90  

Dec 16   In the year 1972 miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)  

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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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pitts Steelers)  

Famous Deaths In 1972

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57  

Jan 06   Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1972 clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies  

Jan 08   Kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60 in the year 1972.  

Jan 09   On this day in history ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80  

Jan 10   Al Goodman, Russian/US orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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