Historical Events In 1972
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Apr 16 Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72 on this day in history.
Apr 17 1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26 in the year 1972.
Apr 18 In the year 1972 t Smirnova discovers asteroids #1902 Shaposhnikov, #2192 Pyatigoriya & #2250 Stalingrad
Apr 19 In the year 1972 adolf Bach, German philologist/sociologist, dies at 82
Apr 19 In the year 1972 bangladesh joins the British Commonwealth
Apr 19 On this day in history t Smirnova discovers asteroid #2328 Robeson
Apr 20 Apollo 16's Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2 in the year 1972.
Apr 21 Apollo 17, the last Apollo mission lands on the Moon on this day in history.
Apr 21 On this day in history john Young & Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16)
Apr 21 Moonwalk in the Descartes Highlands by CAPT John W. Young, USN Commander of Apollo 16. He was the ninth man to walk on the moon. LCDR Thomas K. Mattingly II, USN was the Command Module Pilot. During the 11 day, 1 hour and 51 minute mission, 213 lbs. of lunar material was collected. Recovery by HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) on this day in history.
Apr 21 In the year 1972 orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched
Apr 22 In the year 1972 apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke ride on the Moon
Apr 23 Apollo 16 astronauts explores Moon surface in the year 1972.
Apr 25 In the year 1972 george Sanders actor (Mr Freeze-Batman), dies at 65
Apr 25 In the year 1972 george Sanders, actor (Mr Freeze-Batman, Ivanhoe), dies at 65
Apr 25 Hans-Werner Grosse glides 907.7 miles (1,461 km) in an AS-W-12 on this day in history.
Apr 25 In the year 1972 paula the cat, a ten month old tabby, survives a fall from the 26th floor of an apartment building.
Apr 26 In the year 1972 margaret A R Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger, dies at 59
Apr 27 In the year 1972 apollo 16 returns to Earth
Apr 27 On this day in history kwame Nkrumah president of Ghana, dies at 62
Apr 27 In the year 1972 kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62
Apr 27 NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported on this day in history.
Apr 28 In the year 1972 the courts awarded the Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner because the winner was given drugs before the race
Apr 29 In the year 1972 ntare V, deposed King of Burundi, killed in an abortive coup
Apr 30 On this day in history "Arthur Godfrey Time" ends a 27 year run on radio
Apr 30 Gia Scala, actress (Garment Jungle, I Aim at the Stars), dies at 38 on this day in history.
May 01 "Different Times" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 24 performances in the year 1972.
May 01 Fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator (Orfeo), dies at 82 on this day in history.
May 01 Pulitzer prize awarded to Wallace Stegner (Angle of Repose) on this day in history.
May 01 Radio's Mutual Black Network premieres on this day in history.
May 02 In the year 1972 electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine - 126 die (Kellogg Idaho)
May 02 On this day in history hugo Hartung, writer, dies at 69
May 02 Lieutenant General Vernon A Walters, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA on this day in history.
May 02 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.