Historical Events In 1972
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Nov 12 Rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite), dies at 92 on this day in history.
Nov 14 On this day in history dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)
Nov 14 On this day in history dow Jones closes above 1,000 for first time (1003.16)
Nov 14 Martin Dies, (Rep)/1st chairman of House Un-American, dies in the year 1972.
Nov 16 On this day in history andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87
Nov 18 Danny Whitten, rocker, dies of a drug overdose in the year 1972.
Nov 19 "Ambassador" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances in the year 1972.
Nov 22 Chuck Thacker, a computer scientist at Xerox PARC, started designing the Alto computer, designed to improve the quality of machine-human interactions in the year 1972.
Nov 22 The United States loses its first B-52 of the war. The eight-engine bomber was brought down by a North Vietnamese surface-to-air missile near Vinh on the day when B-52s flew their heaviest raids of the war over North Vietnam on this day in history.
Nov 23 On this day in history marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56
Nov 24 Hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52 in the year 1972.
Nov 25 On this day in history hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79
Nov 27 In the year 1972 yanks trade Ellis, Torres andSpikes to Indians for Nettles andMoses
Nov 28 Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91 in the year 1972.
Nov 28 Los Angeles Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels on this day in history.
Nov 30 BBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi" in the year 1972.
Nov 30 In the year 1972 hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71
Nov 30 In the year 1972 illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy)
Dec 01 In the year 1972 antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81
Dec 02 On this day in history "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)
Dec 02 On this day in history friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies
Dec 03 On this day in history convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die
Dec 06 In the year 1972 janet Munro, actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38
Dec 07 Adrian J Zoetmulder, author (God's Hour), dies at 91 in the year 1972.
Dec 07 Apollo 17, last of Apollo Moon series, launched on this day in history.
Dec 07 Phillippine first lady Imelda Marcos stabbed and wounded by an assailant on this day in history.
Dec 08 In the year 1972 george Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash
Dec 10 In the year 1972 mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78
Dec 11 On this day in history astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on the Moon
Dec 11 John Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies on this day in history.
Dec 12 In the year 1972 captain Eugene A. Cernan, USN, commander of Apollo 17, walks on the Moon. Commander Ronald E. Evans, USN, was the Command Module Pilot. The mission lasted 12 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. Recovery by HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14).
Dec 13 On this day in history an HC-1 Detachment Five SH-3G Sea King helicopter, stationed aboard Oriskany, rescued a VFP-63 pilot involved in operations in the Tonkin Gulf while on Yankee Station. This was the fifteenth pilot rescued by HC-1
Dec 15 Edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90 on this day in history.
Dec 16 Miami Dolphins become first undefeated NFL team (14-0-0) in the year 1972.