What Happened in 1972 (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 845 of 845

  • Dec 5th Australia Labour party wins parliamentary election
  • Dec 5th Joseph A Walker's "River Niger" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 7th Apollo 17 (US), final manned lunar landing mission, launched

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Dec 7th Philippine's first lady Imelda Marcos stabbed & wounded by an assailant

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • Dec 8th United Airlines crashes at Chicago's Midway Airport killing 45
  • Dec 10th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 11th Astronauts Cernan & Harrison become 11th & 12th on Moon
  • Dec 11th Jets' Don Maynard becomes all time pro reception leader (632)
  • Dec 14th Eugene Cernan & Harrison Schmitt leave the Moon
  • Dec 14th Willy Brandt re-elected West German chancellor
  • Dec 16th Bangladesh Constitution goes into effect
  • Dec 16th Miami Dolphins become 1st undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)
  • Dec 17th New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India & Pakistan
  • Dec 17th WGVC (now WUCX) TV channel 35 in Grand Rapids, MI (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 18th US begins its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
  • Dec 19th Apollo 17 (last of Apollo Moon landing series) returns to Earth

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Dec 20th Neil Simons "Sunshine Boys" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Dec 20th Five civilians (four Catholics, one Protestant) killed in gun attack on the Top of the Hill Bar in Derry, North Ireland
  • Dec 21st Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany
  • Dec 22nd 6.25 earthquake strikes Managua Nicaragua, 12,000+ killed
  • Dec 23rd 16 plane crash survivors rescued after 70d, survived by cannabalism
  • Dec 23rd 6.25 Earthquake destroys central Managua Nicaragua, 10,000 die
  • Dec 23rd Chandrasekhar takes 8-79 India v England at Delhi
  • Dec 23rd Islanders end 15 games winless streak
  • Dec 23rd "Immaculate Reception" Steelers turns around a 7-6 defeat with a last second touchdown reception against Raiders to win 13-7
  • Dec 23rd 2nd Fiesta Bowl: #15 Arizona State beats Missouri, 49-35
  • Dec 25th England beat India by six wickets in the 1st Cricket Test in Delhi
  • Dec 27th "Purlie" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • Dec 27th Belgium recognizes German DR
  • Dec 27th LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak
  • Dec 27th New North Korean constitution comes into effect
  • Dec 28th Kim Il-song, becomes president of North Korea
  • Dec 28th Martin Bormanns skeleton found in Berlin (Hitlers deputy)
  • Dec 28th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 28th 2 people are killed in a Loyalist bomb attack on the village of Belturbet, County Cavan, Republic of Ireland
  • Dec 29th Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101
  • Dec 29th Life magazine ceases publication
  • Dec 29th Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson & Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG
  • Dec 29th President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O Bradaigh is arrested and held under new legislation in Republic of Ireland
  • Dec 30th Pres Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks
  • Dec 31st Leap second day; also in 1973-79, 1987
  • Dec 31st AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7
  • Dec 31st NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3
  • Dec 31st Martin McGuinness is arrested and held under the new Republic of Ireland legislation
  • Dec 31st 39th Sugar Bowl: #2 Oklahoma beats #5 Penn State, 14-0

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,413

  • Jul 25th Craig Howard, Redding California, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Rolex)
  • Jul 25th Kevin Roberts, cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95)
  • Jul 26th Ryan Christopherson, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jul 26th Sean Graham, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jul 26th Tydus Winans, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins, Roughriders)
  • Jul 27th Alph Browning, NLF/WLAF receiver (Redskins, Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jul 27th Bryce Bevill, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jul 27th Clint Robinson, Brisbane QLD Australia, K-1 1k canoeist (Oly-bron-96)
  • Jul 27th Jill Arrington, American sports reporter
  • Jul 27th Takako Fuji, Japanese actress
  • Jul 27th Maya Rudolph, American actress and comedian
  • Jul 28th Brenda Schultz, Netherlands, tennis star
  • Jul 28th Elizabeth Berkley, Mich, actress (Jessie-Saved by the Bell, Showgirl)
  • Jul 28th Manley Woods, NFL/WLAF receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Rhein Fire)
  • Jul 28th Stacy Evans, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
  • Jul 28th Ed Templeton, American skateboarder
  • Jul 28th Yeom Jeong-ah, South Korean actress
  • Jul 29th Steven Branscombe, WLAF WR (Scotland Claymores)
  • Jul 29th Wil Wheaton, CA, actor (Star Trek Next Generation-Wesley, Stand By Me)
  • Jul 30th Clif Groce, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jul 30th Damon House, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Jul 30th Jim McIlvaine, NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics)
  • Jul 30th Olga Chernyak, Kiev Ukraine, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 31st Antonio Langham, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jul 31st Jason Gildon, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jul 31st Ray McElroy, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jul 31st Tami Stronach, Teheran Iran, actress (Neverending Story)
  • Aug 1st Karen Dalton, Mt View California, diver (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 1st Martin Damm, Czech Republic, tennis star
  • Aug 1st Matt Dyson, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Aug 1st Devon Hughes, American professional wrestler
  • Aug 1st Nicke Royale, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters)
  • Aug 1st Tanya Reid, Canadian actress
  • Aug 2nd Lee McClinton, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • Aug 2nd Nathan Thomas, Australian water polo player (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 2nd Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer
  • Aug 2nd Jimmy Pop, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • Aug 2nd Justyna Steczkowska, Polish singer
  • Aug 3rd Alain Bolduc, yachter (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 3rd Jeff Nygaard, Madison Wisc, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 3rd John Lilley, Wakefield Mass, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
  • Aug 3rd Sandis Ozolinsh, Riga Lat, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Aug 3rd Travis Hall, defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 4th Stefan Brogren, Canadian actor
  • Aug 5th Aaqib Javed, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler 1989- )
  • Aug 5th Arthur Reid, Nashville Tenn, pairs skater (& Jennifer Darst)
  • Aug 5th Darryl Yung, Victoria BC, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 5th John Wasdin, Ft Belvoir WA, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • Aug 5th Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian musician (Fear Factory)
  • Aug 5th Ikuto Hidaka, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Aug 6th Geri Estelle Halliwell, "Ginger Spice" singer (Spice Girls)
  • Aug 6th Mike Frederick, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Aug 7th Oscar Gray, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Aug 7th Tony Bouie, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Aug 7th Willy Tate, NFL/WLAF tight end (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
  • Aug 7th Greg Serano, American actor
  • Aug 8th Axel Merckx, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 8th Lüpüs Thünder, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
  • Aug 9th Elizabeth Vassey, Raleigh NC, actress (Emily Martin-All My Children)
  • Aug 9th Eric Zomalt, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 9th Robert Peal, dance skater (& Margot Contois), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 9th Silvia Ramon-Cortes, Barcelona Spain, tennis star (1994 Futures-Vigo)
  • Aug 9th Juanes, Colombian singer
  • Aug 9th A-Mei, Taiwanese singer
  • Aug 10th Julann Vadnais, Miss Maine USA (1996)
  • Aug 10th Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby union footballer
  • Aug 10th Christofer Johnsson, Swedish musician
  • Aug 11th Curtis Ceaser, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
  • Aug 11th Jonathon Prandi, American model
  • Aug 12th Allison Cook, Australian basketballl player (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Aug 12th Del "The Funkee Homosapian", rapper
  • Aug 12th John Jones, WLAF guard (Rhein Fire)
  • Aug 12th Rebecca Gayheart, actress (Hannah Mayberry-Loving)
  • Aug 12th Takanohana, Sumo yokozuna
  • Aug 12th Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer
  • Aug 12th Gyanendra Pandey, Indian cricketer
  • Aug 13th Lisa Kiggens, Salinas CA, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester International)
  • Aug 13th Kevin Plank, American entrepreneur (Under Armour)
  • Aug 14th Brian Gragert, WLAF punter (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Aug 14th Ed O'Bannon, NBA forward (NJ Nets)
  • Aug 14th Evan Pilgrim, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Aug 14th Katja Maaria Lehtd, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • Aug 14th Ross Schulte, NFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Buffalo Bills, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Aug 14th Jay Manuel, Canadian make-up artist

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Aug 15th Ben Affleck, Berkeley California, actor (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor)

  • Aug 15th Freddie Solomon, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 15th Jason Maniecki, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Aug 15th Ken Walter, punter (Carolina Panthers)
  • Aug 15th Mikey Graham, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Aug 15th Chris Morrissey, American film director/actor
  • Aug 15th Matthew Wood, American actor and sound editor
  • Aug 16th Eddie Goines, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Aug 16th Michael Reed, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
  • Aug 16th Michael Thornberry, Virginia Beach Va, team handball circle (Oly-1996)
  • Aug 16th Zach Wiegert, tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • Aug 16th Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer
  • Aug 16th Emily Robison, American country singer, instrumentalist and songwriter (Dixie Chicks)
  • Aug 16th Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian
  • Aug 17th Ernie Conwell, tight end (St Louis Rams)
  • Aug 17th Habibul Bashar, Bangladeshi cricketer

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths


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