What Happened in 1972 (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 843 of 843

  • Dec 7 Apollo 17 (US), final manned lunar landing mission, launched

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

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

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Dec 20 Neil Simons "Sunshine Boys" premieres in NYC

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

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Dec 30 US President Richard Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Dec 31 Leap second day; also in 1973-79, 1987
  • Dec 31 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7
  • Dec 31 Martin McGuinness is arrested and held under the new Republic of Ireland legislation
  • Dec 31 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3
  • Dec 31 39th Sugar Bowl: #2 Oklahoma beats #5 Penn State, 14-0

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,408

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

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Aug 15 Ben Affleck, American actor (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor), born in Berkeley, California

  • Aug 15 Freddie Solomon, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 15 Jason Maniecki, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Aug 15 Ken Walter, punter (Carolina Panthers)
  • Aug 15 Mikey Graham, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Aug 15 Chris Morrissey, American film director/actor
  • Aug 15 Matthew Wood, American actor and sound editor
  • Aug 16 Eddie Goines, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Aug 16 Michael Reed, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
  • Aug 16 Michael Thornberry, Virginia Beach Va, team handball circle (Oly-1996)
  • Aug 16 Zach Wiegert, tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • Aug 16 Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer
  • Aug 16 Emily Robison, American country singer, instrumentalist and songwriter (Dixie Chicks)
  • Aug 16 Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian
  • Aug 17 Ernie Conwell, tight end (St Louis Rams)
  • Aug 17 Habibul Bashar, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Aug 18 Derrick Harris, running back (St Louis Rams)
  • Aug 18 Loraine Lambert, Ipswich Queensland, golfer (NZ champ 1991, 92)

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths


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