Historical Events In 1972
Monday, 19 April 2021
Aug 17 Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game in the year 1972.
Aug 17 In the year 1972 raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76
Aug 18 On this day in history police fine Paul and Linda McCartney $800 in Sweden cannabis possession
Aug 21 In the year 1972 1st hot air balloon flight over Alps
Aug 21 In the year 1972 first hot air balloon flight over the Alps
Aug 21 On this day in history republican convention opens in Miami Beach
Aug 21 In the year 1972 uS orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched
Aug 23 On this day in history balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68
Aug 23 Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley) on this day in history.
Aug 24 On this day in history carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
Aug 24 In the year 1972 gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame
Aug 25 Juan Carlos Paz, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.
Aug 26 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR in the year 1972.
Aug 26 Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist, dies at 63 on this day in history.
Aug 26 On this day in history opening ceremonies usher in the summer Olympics games in Munich, West Germany.
Aug 26 Summer Olympics open in Munich, West Germany on this day in history.
Aug 28 Mark Spitz earns the first of seven gold medals, seting a world record in the 200-meter butterfly at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany in the year 1972.
Aug 28 On this day in history william HAF, Engl prince/grandson of George V, dies in accident at 29
Aug 29 Lale [Liselotte H] Anderson, Ger night club performer/singer, dies in the year 1972.
Aug 30 David Barrett 1930- leads the NDP to victory over WAC Bennett's Social Credit Party, taking 39 seats in the British Columbia provincial election; upsetting 20 years of Socred rule in the year 1972.
Aug 31 Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics on this day in history.
Sep 01 Bobby Fischer of the USA defeats Boris Spassky of the USSR at the international chess championship in Reykjavik, Iceland in the year 1972.
Sep 01 May Aufderheide, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.
Sep 01 The O'Jays receive the first of their eventual six gold records, this one for the hit Back Stabbers on this day in history.
Sep 04 In the year 1972 alan Kippax, cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies
Sep 04 In the year 1972 olympic swimmer Mark Spitz becomes the first person in history to win seven gold medals, winning the 400-meter relay at Munich, GVany.
Sep 05 On this day in history chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium
Sep 05 On this day in history israeli athletes held hostage by Arab guerrillas at the Munich Olympics
Sep 05 On this day in history josef Romano, Israeli olympian, murdered
Sep 05 The Olympic Games in Munich, Germany are marred by tragedy when PLO terrorists hold the Israeli delegation hostage; 11 Israelis are killed during the ordeal in the year 1972.
Sep 06 John &Yoko appear on Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon in the year 1972.
Sep 07 In the year 1972 jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian, dies at 81
Sep 08 Jim Ryun (US) &Billy Fordjour (Ghana) collide &fall in qualifying competitions for 1,500m finals, ending Ryan's chances for gold in the year 1972.
Sep 10 Chicago Bears running back Gayle Sayers retires from pro football on this day in history.