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