Today in History for Year 1972 (Part 9)

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Historical Events

Events 801 - 846 of 846

Dec 5th - 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL)
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
Dec 7th - Philippine's first lady Imelda Marcos stabbed & wounded by an assailant
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
First Lady and Politican Imelda MarcosFirst Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos Dec 19th - Apollo 17 (last of Apollo Moon landing series) returns to Earth
Dec 20th - Neil Simons "Sunshine Boys" premieres in NYC
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
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 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 1,414

Jul 24th - Rev. Jen Miller, American performance artist
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
Actor Ben AffleckActor Ben Affleck (Aug 15th) 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)

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