Historical Events In 1972
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Aug 17 On this day in history phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game
Aug 17 Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76 in the year 1972.
Aug 18 On this day in history police fine Paul and Linda McCartney $800 in Sweden cannabis possession
Aug 21 1st hot air balloon flight over Alps on this day in history.
Aug 21 First hot air balloon flight over the Alps in the year 1972.
Aug 21 In the year 1972 republican convention opens in Miami Beach
Aug 21 On this day in history uS orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched
Aug 23 In the year 1972 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 Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame on this day in history.
Aug 25 Juan Carlos Paz, composer, dies at 71 in the year 1972.
Aug 26 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR on this day in history.
Aug 26 On this day in history jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist, dies at 63
Aug 26 Opening ceremonies usher in the summer Olympics games in Munich, West Germany in the year 1972.
Aug 26 On this day in history summer Olympics open in Munich, West Germany
Aug 28 On this day in history 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.
Aug 28 William HAF, Engl prince/grandson of George V, dies in accident at 29 in the year 1972.
Aug 29 On this day in history lale [Liselotte H] Anderson, Ger night club performer/singer, dies
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 on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Sep 01 In the year 1972 may Aufderheide, composer, dies at 84
Sep 01 On this day in history the O'Jays receive the first of their eventual six gold records, this one for the hit Back Stabbers.
Sep 04 Alan Kippax, cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies in the year 1972.
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 Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium on this day in history.
Sep 05 Israeli athletes held hostage by Arab guerrillas at the Munich Olympics in the year 1972.
Sep 05 In the year 1972 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 on this day in history.
Sep 07 On this day in history 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 In the year 1972 chicago Bears running back Gayle Sayers retires from pro football.