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Historical Events In 1972

Monday, 16 May 2022

Jan 17   In the year 1972 section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd  

Jan 18   Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Jan 19   In the year 1972 sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame  

Jan 21   On this day in history assam's North East Frontier Agency becomes Arunachal Pradesh territory  

Jan 21   On this day in history belgium government of Eyskens-Cools forms  

Jan 21   Manipur, Meghalaya & Tripura become separate states of Indian union on this day in history.  

Jan 21   In the year 1972 mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory  

Jan 23   Bootlegger sells wood alcohol to wedding party-100 die-New Delhi on this day in history.  

Jan 23   Entire population of Istanbul under 24 hour house arrest on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Jerome Cowan, actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie), dies at 74 in the year 1972.  

Jan 25   On this day in history world's first kidney and pancreatic tissue transplant carried out in London  

Jan 26   Stewardess Vesna Vulovic survives 10,160m fall without parachute on this day in history.  

Jan 27   Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Jan 28   Adriaan B "Jaap" Wagemaker, Dutch sculptor, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Jan 29   5th ABA All-Star Game: East 142 beats West 115 at Louisville on this day in history.  

Jan 30   Bloody Sunday British soldiers shoot on catholics in Londonderry, 13 die on this day in history.  

Jan 30   British soldiers shoot and kill 13 Roman Catholic civil rights marchers in Northern Ireland. This inspired the U2 song Sunday, Bloody Sunday on this day in history.  

Jan 30   Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Jan 30   In the year 1972 pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth  

Jan 31   Aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson's funeral on this day in history.  

Jan 31   On this day in history bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, king of Nepal (1955-72), dies at 51  

Jan 31   Birenda, becomes leader of Nepal on this day in history.  

Jan 31   Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana on this day in history.  

Jan 31   On this day in history uS launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations (396/244,998)  

Feb 01   The calculator arrives as a scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395) in the year 1972.  

Feb 01   On this day in history wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK  

Feb 02   In the year 1972 jessie Royce Landis, actress (North by Northwest), dies at 67  

Feb 03   11th Winter Olympics games opens in Sapporo Japan (1st in Asia) on this day in history.  

Feb 03   On this day in history john Litel, actor (Big Boss, Crime Doctor, My Buddy), dies at 79  

Feb 03   In the year 1972 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Feb 04   6th round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks ends in Vienna Austria on this day in history.  

Feb 04   In the year 1972 in Central Italy a 4.8 earthquate and a series of hundreds of relatively minor shocks near the Italian town of Ancona on the Adriatic coast caused wide-spread panic, some damage, several injuries, and one death  

Feb 04   Senator Strom Thurmond suggests John Lennon be deported on this day in history.  

Feb 05   On this day in history "Another Puff" by Jerry Reed peaks at #65  

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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   In the year 1972 birth of lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)  

Jan 02   Mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1972 birth of christopher Lennertz, American composer  

Jan 04   Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of james Longley, American documentary filmmaker  

Jan 13   Bryon Morris, running back (Baltimore Ravens) was born in the year 1972.  

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

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

Jan 07   Clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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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