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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1972

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of jeff Jackson, US baseball outfielder (Phila Phillies)  

Jan 02   In the year 1972 birth of lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of christopher Lennertz, American composer  

Jan 04   In the year 1972 birth of mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)  

Jan 04   In the year 1972 birth of james Longley, American documentary filmmaker  

Jan 13   In the year 1972 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   On this day in history frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82  

Jan 04   On this day in history carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1972 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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