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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)  

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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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)  

Jan 04   James Longley, American documentary filmmaker was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1972 birth of bryon Morris, running back (Baltimore Ravens)  

Jan 13   Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pitts Steelers) was born in the year 1972.  

Famous Deaths In 1972

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82  

Jan 04   Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901) died in the year 1972.  

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   In the year 1972 ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80  

Jan 10   Al Goodman, Russian/US orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81 in the year 1972.  

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