Historical Events In 1972
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Apr 16 Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72 on this day in history.
Apr 17 On this day in history 1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26
Apr 18 T Smirnova discovers asteroids #1902 Shaposhnikov, #2192 Pyatigoriya & #2250 Stalingrad on this day in history.
Apr 19 In the year 1972 adolf Bach, German philologist/sociologist, dies at 82
Apr 19 Bangladesh joins the British Commonwealth on this day in history.
Apr 19 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2328 Robeson in the year 1972.
Apr 20 In the year 1972 apollo 16's Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2
Apr 21 Apollo 17, the last Apollo mission lands on the Moon in the year 1972.
Apr 21 In the year 1972 john Young & Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16)
Apr 21 On this day in history moonwalk in the Descartes Highlands by CAPT John W. Young, USN Commander of Apollo 16. He was the ninth man to walk on the moon. LCDR Thomas K. Mattingly II, USN was the Command Module Pilot. During the 11 day, 1 hour and 51 minute mission, 213 lbs. of lunar material was collected. Recovery by HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14)
Apr 21 Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched in the year 1972.
Apr 22 Apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke ride on the Moon in the year 1972.
Apr 23 In the year 1972 apollo 16 astronauts explores Moon surface
Apr 25 George Sanders actor (Mr Freeze-Batman), dies at 65 on this day in history.
Apr 25 George Sanders, actor (Mr Freeze-Batman, Ivanhoe), dies at 65 on this day in history.
Apr 25 Hans-Werner Grosse glides 907.7 miles (1,461 km) in an AS-W-12 in the year 1972.
Apr 25 Paula the cat, a ten month old tabby, survives a fall from the 26th floor of an apartment building in the year 1972.
Apr 26 Margaret A R Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger, dies at 59 on this day in history.
Apr 27 Apollo 16 returns to Earth in the year 1972.
Apr 27 Kwame Nkrumah president of Ghana, dies at 62 in the year 1972.
Apr 27 Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62 on this day in history.
Apr 27 NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported in the year 1972.
Apr 28 The courts awarded the Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner because the winner was given drugs before the race in the year 1972.
Apr 29 On this day in history ntare V, deposed King of Burundi, killed in an abortive coup
Apr 30 In the year 1972 "Arthur Godfrey Time" ends a 27 year run on radio
Apr 30 Gia Scala, actress (Garment Jungle, I Aim at the Stars), dies at 38 on this day in history.
May 01 In the year 1972 "Different Times" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 24 performances
May 01 On this day in history fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator (Orfeo), dies at 82
May 01 On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Wallace Stegner (Angle of Repose)
May 01 Radio's Mutual Black Network premieres on this day in history.
May 02 In the year 1972 electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine - 126 die (Kellogg Idaho)
May 02 On this day in history hugo Hartung, writer, dies at 69
May 02 On this day in history lieutenant General Vernon A Walters, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
May 02 In the year 1972 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site