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.