Historical Events In 1972
Monday, 19 April 2021
Oct 06 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico in the year 1972.
Oct 09 Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter, dies at 72 in the year 1972.
Oct 11 Prison uprising at Washington DC jail in the year 1972.
Oct 12 In the year 1972 46 sailors injured in race riot on aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk
Oct 12 In the year 1972 mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole
Oct 13 On this day in history "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances
Oct 13 In the year 1972 aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die
Oct 13 On this day in history uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountain, (12/23 rescue)
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 In the year 1972 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.
Oct 18 Ken Wishart, cricketer (WI opening batsman in one Test 1935), dies in the year 1972.
Oct 20 Harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), dies at 86 in the year 1972.
Oct 22 Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudist/portraits), dies on this day in history.
Oct 24 Jackie Robinson, 1st black baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53 in the year 1972.
Oct 25 On this day in history norman Norell [Levinson], US fashion designer, dies at 72
Oct 26 Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin in the year 1972.
Oct 26 In the year 1972 henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
Oct 26 On this day in history igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83
Oct 27 On this day in history golden Gate National Recreation Area created
Oct 27 In the year 1972 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 On this day in history alan Roth, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68
Oct 30 In the year 1972 worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago
Oct 31 In the year 1972 gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award
Nov 01 In the year 1972 ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87
Nov 05 Reginald Owen, actor (Above Suspicion, Love on the Run), dies at 85 in the year 1972.
Nov 06 In the year 1972 billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21
Nov 07 President Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D) in the year 1972.
Nov 07 In the year 1972 richard Nixon re-elected as the US president
Nov 07 Tod Andrews, actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies at 51 on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Nov 11 On this day in history uS Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army