Today in History for Year 1972 (Part 9)

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Months in Year 1972: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

Historical Events

Events 801 - 842 of 842

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
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
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 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 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 - 39th Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma 14 beats Penn State 0
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

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, Montreal Quebec, yachter (Olympics-96)
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 (Chic 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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