Historical Events In 1972
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Nov 12 Rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite), dies at 92 on this day in history.
Nov 14 On this day in history dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)
Nov 14 On this day in history dow Jones closes above 1,000 for first time (1003.16)
Nov 14 Martin Dies, (Rep)/1st chairman of House Un-American, dies in the year 1972.
Nov 16 Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.
Nov 18 In the year 1972 danny Whitten, rocker, dies of a drug overdose
Nov 19 On this day in history "Ambassador" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances
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 in the year 1972.
Nov 23 Marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56 in the year 1972.
Nov 24 In the year 1972 hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52
Nov 25 Hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79 on this day in history.
Nov 27 Yanks trade Ellis, Torres andSpikes to Indians for Nettles andMoses on this day in history.
Nov 28 On this day in history gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91
Nov 28 In the year 1972 los Angeles Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels
Nov 30 BBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi" on this day in history.
Nov 30 In the year 1972 hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71
Nov 30 On this day in history illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy)
Dec 01 In the year 1972 antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81
Dec 02 "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama) on this day in history.
Dec 02 Friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies on this day in history.
Dec 03 Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die on this day in history.
Dec 06 On this day in history janet Munro, actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38
Dec 07 On this day in history adrian J Zoetmulder, author (God's Hour), dies at 91
Dec 07 Apollo 17, last of Apollo Moon series, launched on this day in history.
Dec 07 In the year 1972 phillippine first lady Imelda Marcos stabbed and wounded by an assailant
Dec 08 On this day in history george Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash
Dec 10 Mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78 on this day in history.
Dec 11 In the year 1972 astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon
Dec 11 On this day in history john Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies
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 Edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90 in the year 1972.
Dec 16 On this day in history miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)