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Historical Events In 1972

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Apr 16   Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72 in the year 1972.  

Apr 17   On this day in history 1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26  

Apr 18   T Smirnova discovers asteroids #1902 Shaposhnikov, #2192 Pyatigoriya & #2250 Stalingrad on this day in history.  

Apr 19   In the year 1972 adolf Bach, German philologist/sociologist, dies at 82  

Apr 19   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Apr 21   On this day in history apollo 17, the last Apollo mission lands on the Moon.  

Apr 21   In the year 1972 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) in the year 1972.  

Apr 21   Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched on this day in history.  

Apr 22   Apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke ride on the Moon on this day in history.  

Apr 23   In the year 1972 apollo 16 astronauts explores Moon surface  

Apr 25   In the year 1972 george Sanders actor (Mr Freeze-Batman), dies at 65  

Apr 25   George Sanders, actor (Mr Freeze-Batman, Ivanhoe), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Apr 25   Hans-Werner Grosse glides 907.7 miles (1,461 km) in an AS-W-12 in the year 1972.  

Apr 25   Paula the cat, a ten month old tabby, survives a fall from the 26th floor of an apartment building in the year 1972.  

Apr 26   Margaret A R Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Apr 27   Apollo 16 returns to Earth in the year 1972.  

Apr 27   Kwame Nkrumah president of Ghana, dies at 62 in the year 1972.  

Apr 27   Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62 in the year 1972.  

Apr 27   NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported in the year 1972.  

Apr 28   On this day in history the courts awarded the Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner because the winner was given drugs before the race  

Apr 29   Ntare V, deposed King of Burundi, killed in an abortive coup in the year 1972.  

Apr 30   In the year 1972 "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 in the year 1972.  

May 01   "Different Times" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 24 performances in the year 1972.  

May 01   In the year 1972 fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator (Orfeo), dies at 82  

May 01   In the year 1972 pulitzer prize awarded to Wallace Stegner (Angle of Repose)  

May 01   In the year 1972 radio's Mutual Black Network premieres  

May 02   In the year 1972 electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine - 126 die (Kellogg Idaho)  

May 02   In the year 1972 hugo Hartung, writer, dies at 69  

May 02   On this day in history lieutenant General Vernon A Walters, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA  

May 02   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1972.  

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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   Mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings) was born in the year 1972.  

Jan 02   Christopher Lennertz, American composer was born in the year 1972.  

Jan 04   Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals) was born in the year 1972.  

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

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of bryon Morris, running back (Baltimore Ravens)  

Jan 13   Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pitts Steelers) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1972

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91 in the year 1972.  

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   On this day in history death of chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)  

Jan 07   In the year 1972 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   On this day in history ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80  

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

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