What Happened in 1972 (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 843

  • Oct 13 Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series
  • Oct 13 Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountains, (passengers eat crash victims to survive, 16 of 45 rescued 2 months later)
  • Oct 14 Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats
  • Oct 14 North Irish Loyalist paramilitaries raid Headquarters of the 10 Ulster Defence Regiment in Belfast and stole rifles and ammunition
  • Oct 15 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
  • Oct 15 Omni in Atlanta opens - Hawks beat NY Knicks 109-101
  • Oct 16 "Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Oct 16 Creedence Clearwater Revival breaks up
  • Oct 16 2 members of the Offical Irish Republican Army are shot dead by the British Army in County Tyrone
  • Oct 16 A Protestant youth member (15) of the Ulster Defence Association, and a UDA member (26) are run over by British Army vehicles during riots in east Belfast
  • Oct 17 1st time Islanders shut-out-5-0 vs Penguins
  • Oct 17 Bob Randall's "6 Rooms Riv Vu," premieres in NYC
  • Oct 17 Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-ling," is #1
  • Oct 17 The Ulster Defence Association open fire on the British Army in several areas of Belfast
  • Oct 19 "Mother Earth" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Oct 19 Ulster Vanguard leader William Craig speaks at a meeting of right-wing Members of Parliament at Westminster: "We are prepared to come out and shoot and kill"
  • Oct 20 Queen Juliana visits Yugoslavia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 John Betjeman is appointed British Poet Laureate by Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Oct 21 "Dude" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Oct 21 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 140 performances
  • Oct 21 "Pacific Paradise" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Oct 22 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA GAC Golf Classic
  • Oct 22 Oakland A's 1st championship; beat Reds, 4 games to 3 in World Series
  • Oct 23 "Pippin" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1944 performances
  • Oct 23 Access credit cards introduced in Great Britain
  • Oct 23 WNJS TV channel 23 in Camden, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 23 Loyalist paramilitaries carry out raid on an Ulster Defence Regiment
  • Oct 24 2 Catholic men are found dead at a farm at Aughinahinch, near Newtownbbutler, County Fermanagh - British soldiers carry out the killings
  • Oct 25 Eddy Merckx (Belgium) covers 30 miles, 1,258 yards in 1 hr
  • Oct 25 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Kenneth J Arrow & John R Hicks
  • Oct 26 Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • Oct 27 Golden Gate National Recreation Area created
  • Oct 27 OPEC approves plan providing for 25 percent government ownership of all Western oil interests operating within Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia
  • Oct 28 "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Oct 29 Don Cockroft of Cleveland Browns kicks 57-yard field goal
  • Oct 29 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • Oct 30 Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago,Illinois
  • Oct 30 The Northern Ireland Office issues a discussion document 'The Future of Northern Ireland'; the paper states Britain's commitment to the union as long as the majority of people wish to remain part of the United Kingdom
  • Oct 30 Loyalist paramilitaries carry out a raid on Royal Ulster Constabulary station in County Derry, and steal 4 British Army Sterling sub-machine Guns
  • Oct 31 Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award
  • Oct 31 2 Catholic children (6 and 4) playing on the street are killed in a Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) car bomb attack on a bar in Ship Street, Belfast
  • Nov 1 1st gay theme TV movie - "That Certain Summer"
  • Nov 1 Germaoin Gagnon scores 1st Islander hat trick
  • Nov 2 Construction begins on Kingdome, Seattle
  • Nov 2 Phillies' Steve Carlton wins unanimous NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 2 Goverment of the Republic of Ireland introduce a bill to remove the special position of the Catholic Church from the Irish Constitution
  • Nov 4 Bangladesh adopts constitution
  • Nov 4 Kings score 3 goals within 45 seconds against Islanders
  • Nov 5 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
  • Nov 5 Vice-President of Sinn Féin Maire Drumm is arrested in the Republic of Ireland

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 7 US President Richard Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Nov 9 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 11 Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time
  • Nov 11 US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army
  • Nov 11 6th Rugby League World Cup: Australia and Great Britain tie 10-10; Great Britain awarded the cup
  • Nov 12 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • Nov 14 Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)
  • Nov 15 Circle-in the-Square Theater opens at 1633 Broadway NYC
  • Nov 15 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays
  • Nov 15 White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
  • Nov 16 "Dear Oscar" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Nov 16 British Prime Minister Edward Heath warns against a Unilateral Declaration of Independence
  • Nov 19 "Ambassador" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Nov 19 "Dear Oscar" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Nov 19 Gershwin Theater (Uris) opens at 1633 Broadway NYC
  • Nov 19 KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI suspends broadcasting
  • Nov 19 Willy Brandts SPD wins West German election
  • Nov 19 Leader of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) Seán MacStiofáin is arrested in Dublin
  • Nov 20 2 British soldiers are killed in a booby trap bomb in Cullyhanna, County Armagh
  • Nov 21 Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL
  • Nov 22 Belgium government of Eyskens resigns
  • Nov 22 Flyers start Islanders on 15 game winless streak
  • Nov 22 Pitts Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07)
  • Nov 22 US ends 22 year travel ban to China
  • Nov 24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Nov 24 Taoiseach Jack Lynch met with British Prime Minister Edward Heath in London to give Irish approval to Attlee's paper that said new arrangements should be 'acceptable to and accepted by the Republic of Ireland'
  • Nov 25 "Ambassador" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Nov 26 Pete Gogolak scores NY Giant record 8 pts after a touchdown
  • Nov 26 Bomb explosion at the Film Centre Cinema, in O’Connell Bridge House in Dublin
  • Nov 27 Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government
  • Nov 27 Yanks trade Ellis, Torres & Spikes to Indians for Nettles & Moses
  • Nov 28 "Via Galactica" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Nov 28 LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels
  • Nov 28 2 members of the IRA are killed in a premature bomb explosion in the Bogside area of Derry
  • Nov 29 Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp's Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.
  • Nov 30 BBC bans Wings' "Hi, Hi, Hi"
  • Nov 30 Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome, Italy)
  • Dec 1 Wings release "Hi, Hi, Hi" in UK
  • Dec 1 2 people killed and 127 injured when 2 car bombs explode in the centre of Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Dec 2 "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)
  • Dec 2 "Via Galactica" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Dec 2 60th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 13-10
  • Dec 2 In 1 of their worst trades Yanks get Rich McKinney for Stan Bahnsen
  • Dec 2 37th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-16 in Birmingham
  • Dec 3 Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die
  • Dec 5 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL)
  • Dec 5 Australia Labour party wins parliamentary election
  • Dec 5 Joseph A Walker's "River Niger" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,409

  • Jun 28 Alessandro Nivola, American actor
  • Jun 29 Fabrice L'Henry, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Jun 29 Samantha Smith, Houlton Mo, actress (Elizabeth-Lime Street)
  • Jun 29 Nawal Al Zoghbi, Lebanese singer
  • Jun 30 Dan Comiskey, CFL guard (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jun 30 Ellen Coleen Pasturzak, Portsmouth Ohio, Miss America-Ohio (1996)
  • Jun 30 Garret Anderson, outfielder (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 30 Tyrone Davis, NFL tight end (NY Jets, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Jun 30 Sandra Cam, Belgian swimmer
  • Jun 30 James Martin, English celebrity chef
  • Jul 1 Corey Hirsch, Medicine Hat, NHL goalie (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Jul 1 Darrick Bledose, WLAF cornerback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jul 1 Claire Forlani, English actress
  • Jul 1 Alex Machacek, Austrian musician
  • Jul 2 Towanna Stone, Miss USA-Tennessee (1997, 3rd)
  • Jul 2 Darren Shan, Irish children's author
  • Jul 3 Leigh Andrew-Pearso, North 470 sailor (Oly-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 3 Ontiwaun Carter, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
  • Jul 4 Steve Giles, St Stephens New Brunswick, canoeist (Olympics-6-92, 96)
  • Jul 5 Michael Bays, Enrico California, actor (Bronx Zoo, Days of Our Live)
  • Jul 5 Robert Esmie, Jamaica, Canadian 4X100m runner (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Jul 5 Tatsuhito Takaiwa, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Jul 6 Billy Davis, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jul 6 Isabelle Boulay, French-Canadian singer
  • Jul 6 D-Styles, American scratch DJ
  • Jul 6 Greg Norton, American baseball player
  • Jul 6 Mark Gasser, British pianist
  • Jul 7 Aldi Henry, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jul 7 Darnay Scott, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • Jul 7 Lisa Leslie, California, WNBA center (LA Sparks)/foward (Oly-gold-1996)
  • Jul 7 Michael Westbrook, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • Jul 7 Stoney Case, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 7 Manfred Stohl, Austrian rally driver
  • Jul 8 Brandon Rock, 800m runner, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jul 8 Jay Bellamy, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jul 8 Karl Dykhuis, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Jul 8 Saurav Ganguly, cricketer (centuries in 1st two Tests for India 1996)
  • Jul 8 Tom Hutton, NFL punter/kicker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jul 8 Shōsuke Tanihara, Japanese actor
  • Jul 9 Derek Mills, 400m runner, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 9 Pete Kendall, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jul 10 Damon Sharpe, actor/musician (Guys Next Door), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 10 Peter Serafinowicz, British comedian and actor
  • Jul 10 Sofia Vergara, Colombian-American actress (Modern Family), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Jul 10 Tilo Wolff, German musician (Lacrimosa)
  • Jul 11 Jerrott Willard, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Jul 11 Joe Johnson, NFL defensive end (NO Saints)
  • Jul 11 Ken Irvin, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jul 11 Jussi 69, Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes)
  • Jul 11 Steven Richards, Australian racing driver
  • Jul 12 Colin Quiney, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 12 Travis Best, American basketball player (1995-2002 Indiana Pacers), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Jul 12 Brett Reed, American musician (Rancid)
  • Jul 12 Jake Wood, English actor
  • Jul 13 Clint Sodowsky, Ponca City OK, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Jul 13 Sean Waltman, American wrestler
  • Jul 14 Ben Talley, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Jul 14 Joe Aska, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jul 14 Lou Roe, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • Jul 14 Matthew Campbell, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jul 14 Deborah Mailman, Australian actress
  • Jul 15 Khalid Reeves, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets)
  • Jul 15 Michael Barnett, UK musician / producer
  • Jul 15 Scott Foley, American actor (Scandal, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jul 15 Beth Ostrosky, American model
  • Jul 16 Aaron Glenn, NFL cornerback/kick returner (NY Jets)
  • Jul 16 Mindy Carson, vocalist (Club Embassy, Ford Star Revue), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 17 Donny Marshall, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Jul 17 Eric Williams, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics)
  • Jul 17 Melissa "Missy" Schwen, Bloomington Ind, rower (Olympics-silver-96)
  • Jul 17 Michael Lampert, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jul 17 Jaap Stam, Dutch footballer
  • Jul 18 Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, NBA guard (Orlando, Oly-gold-96), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jul 18 Bernard Williams, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jul 18 Bruce Walker, NFL nose tackle (NE Patriots)
  • Jul 19 Adriaan J Zoetmulder, author/director (Eindhovens Newspaper)
  • Jul 19 Andrew Kavovit, actor (Paul-As the World Turns)
  • Jul 19 John Paci, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jul 19 Tamarie Ivie, Ananheim CA, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • Jul 19 Naohito Fujiki, Japanese actor and singer
  • Jul 19 Ebbe Sand, Danish footballer
  • Jul 20 Jay Barker, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
  • Jul 20 Jozef Stumpel, NHL forward (Team Kazakhstan 1998, LA Kings)
  • Jul 20 Erik Ullenhag, Swedish jurist and politician
  • Jul 21 Dennis Military man, soccer player (Sparta/Vitesse)
  • Jul 21 Joe Rudolph, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jul 21 Kimera Bartee, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jul 21 Lilach Parisky, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
  • Jul 21 Martin Miller, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • Jul 21 Shinjiro Otani, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Jul 22 Colin Ferguson, Canadian actor
  • Jul 22 Seth Fisher, American comic book artist and penciller (d.2006)
  • Jul 22 Keyshawn Johnson, American football player
  • Jul 23 Marlon Wayans, comedian (Wayans Bros, In Living Color)
  • Jul 23 Oscar McBride, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jul 23 Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)
  • Jul 23 Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jul 24 Kaiō Hiroyuki, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • Jul 24 Rev. Jen Miller, American performance artist
  • Jul 25 Craig Howard, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Rolex), born in Redding, California

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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