Historical Events In 1972
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Feb 05 Bob Douglas is first black elected to Basketball Hall of Fame on this day in history.
Feb 05 In the year 1972 marianne Moore, US poetess (Pulitzer 1951), dies at 84
Feb 05 US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers &baggage on this day in history.
Feb 06 On this day in history julian H Steward, US anthropologist (South American), dies at 70
Feb 09 In the year 1972 british government declares state of emergency after month-long miners' strike
Feb 10 BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings on this day in history.
Feb 10 On this day in history ras al Khaima joins the United Arab Emirates
Feb 10 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
Feb 11 On this day in history jan Wils, architect (Olympian Stadium, Amsterdam), dies at 80
Feb 13 On this day in history "Grease" opens on Broadway
Feb 13 11th Winter Olympics games close at Sapporo, Japan on this day in history.
Feb 14 In the year 1972 john & Yoko co-host "Mike Douglas Show" for entire week
Feb 14 On this day in history lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Dike), dies at 65
Feb 14 On this day in history luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & soft landing on Moon
Feb 15 In the year 1972 dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes metropolitan of Imbros/Tenedos
Feb 15 Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist (Battle for Asia), dies at 66 on this day in history.
Feb 15 On this day in history president Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador deposed for 4th time
Feb 16 In the year 1972 german mass murderers "Three of Breda" freed
Feb 16 In the year 1972 test Cricket debut of Lawrence Rowe West Indies vs New Zealand Kingston, 214 & 100
Feb 17 In the year 1972 gavril Nikolayevich Popov, composer, dies at 67
Feb 17 In the year 1972 president Nixon leaves Washington DC for communist China
Feb 17 The House of Commons votes in favour of Britain joining the Common Market in the year 1972.
Feb 17 In the year 1972 the Volkswagen 'Beetle' becomes the most successful production model, selling over 15 million vehicles
Feb 18 On this day in history a report suggested that alcohol abuse was the nation's biggest problem
Feb 18 California Supreme Court abolishes death penalty in the year 1972.
Feb 18 On this day in history giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy
Feb 18 John & Yoko end a week of co-hosting Mike Douglas Show in the year 1972.
Feb 20 Herbert Menges, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.
Feb 21 Michael Weller's "Moonchildren," premieres in New York NY in the year 1972.
Feb 21 On this day in history richard Nixon becomes first US President to visit China
Feb 21 US President Richard Nixon goes to China, to help improve relations on this day in history.
Feb 22 In the year 1972 khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir & Prime Minister of Qatar
Feb 22 President Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai in Beijing on this day in history.
Feb 22 Walter Sande, actor (Adventures of Tugboat Annie), dies at 65 in the year 1972.