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Historical Events In 1972

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Feb 05   Bob Douglas is first black elected to Basketball Hall of Fame in the year 1972.  

Feb 05   Marianne Moore, US poetess (Pulitzer 1951), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Feb 05   US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers &baggage on this day in history.  

Feb 06   In the year 1972 julian H Steward, US anthropologist (South American), dies at 70  

Feb 09   British government declares state of emergency after month-long miners' strike in the year 1972.  

Feb 10   BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings in the year 1972.  

Feb 10   Ras al Khaima joins the United Arab Emirates in the year 1972.  

Feb 10   In the year 1972 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

Feb 11   Jan Wils, architect (Olympian Stadium, Amsterdam), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Feb 13   "Grease" opens on Broadway on this day in history.  

Feb 13   On this day in history 11th Winter Olympics games close at Sapporo, Japan  

Feb 14   John & Yoko co-host "Mike Douglas Show" for entire week on this day in history.  

Feb 14   In the year 1972 lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Dike), dies at 65  

Feb 14   Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & soft landing on Moon on this day in history.  

Feb 15   Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes metropolitan of Imbros/Tenedos on this day in history.  

Feb 15   Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist (Battle for Asia), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Feb 15   In the year 1972 president Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador deposed for 4th time  

Feb 16   In the year 1972 german mass murderers "Three of Breda" freed  

Feb 16   On this day in history test Cricket debut of Lawrence Rowe West Indies vs New Zealand Kingston, 214 & 100  

Feb 17   Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Feb 17   President Nixon leaves Washington DC for communist China in the year 1972.  

Feb 17   The House of Commons votes in favour of Britain joining the Common Market on this day in history.  

Feb 17   The Volkswagen 'Beetle' becomes the most successful production model, selling over 15 million vehicles on this day in history.  

Feb 18   On this day in history a report suggested that alcohol abuse was the nation's biggest problem  

Feb 18   In the year 1972 california Supreme Court abolishes death penalty  

Feb 18   On this day in history giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy  

Feb 18   In the year 1972 john & Yoko end a week of co-hosting Mike Douglas Show  

Feb 20   In the year 1972 herbert Menges, composer, dies at 69  

Feb 21   Michael Weller's "Moonchildren," premieres in New York NY on this day in history.  

Feb 21   Richard Nixon becomes first US President to visit China in the year 1972.  

Feb 21   On this day in history uS President Richard Nixon goes to China, to help improve relations  

Feb 22   Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir & Prime Minister of Qatar in the year 1972.  

Feb 22   In the year 1972 president Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai in Beijing  

Feb 22   On this day in history walter Sande, actor (Adventures of Tugboat Annie), dies at 65  

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Famous Birthdays In 1972

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1972 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   In the year 1972 birth of mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings)  

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   On this day in history birth of bryon Morris, running back (Baltimore Ravens)  

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   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   Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57 in the year 1972.  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies  

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

Jan 09   Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80 in the year 1972.  

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

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