Historical Events In 1972
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Oct 06 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico in the year 1972.
Oct 09 In the year 1972 giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter, dies at 72
Oct 11 In the year 1972 prison uprising at Washington DC jail
Oct 12 46 sailors injured in race riot on aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk on this day in history.
Oct 12 In the year 1972 mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole
Oct 13 "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances on this day in history.
Oct 13 On this day in history aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die
Oct 13 Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountain, (12/23 rescue) in the year 1972.
Oct 14 In the year 1972 joseph Kaminski, composer, dies at 68
Oct 16 Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80 on this day in history.
Oct 16 The Commission of Inquiry in the Matter of the Employment Practices Relating to the Running-Trades' Employees in the Railway Industry, the Gallagher Commission publishes its report. This looked at the employment practices, particularly hours of work on this day in history.
Oct 18 In the year 1972 ken Wishart, cricketer (WI opening batsman in one Test 1935), dies
Oct 20 Harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), dies at 86 on this day in history.
Oct 22 On this day in history kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudist/portraits), dies
Oct 24 On this day in history jackie Robinson, 1st black baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53
Oct 25 In the year 1972 norman Norell [Levinson], US fashion designer, dies at 72
Oct 26 Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin on this day in history.
Oct 26 In the year 1972 henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
Oct 26 Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83 in the year 1972.
Oct 27 On this day in history golden Gate National Recreation Area created
Oct 27 On this day in history lew Parker, actor (Lou Marie-That Girl), dies a day before turning 65
Oct 28 On this day in history "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 12 performances
Oct 30 Alan Roth, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68 on this day in history.
Oct 30 In the year 1972 worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago
Oct 31 On this day in history gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award
Nov 01 Ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87 on this day in history.
Nov 05 Reginald Owen, actor (Above Suspicion, Love on the Run), dies at 85 on this day in history.
Nov 06 Billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21 on this day in history.
Nov 07 In the year 1972 president Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)
Nov 07 In the year 1972 richard Nixon re-elected as the US president
Nov 07 In the year 1972 tod Andrews, actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies at 51
Nov 10 On this day in history charlie Hallows, cricketer (1000 runs-May 1928, 2 Tests for Eng), dies
Nov 11 Berry Oakley, US rock bassist (Allman Bro), dies in car crash at 24 in the year 1972.
Nov 11 On this day in history uS Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army