What Happened in November 1972

Historical Events

  • 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 Government 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 Vice-President of Sinn Féin Maire Drumm is arrested in the Republic of Ireland

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 7 Incumbent President Richard Nixon is re-elected, defeating Democrat candidate George McGovern in a landslide by winning 49 states

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 British Prime Minister Edward Heath warns against a Unilateral Declaration of Independence

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 19 Willy Brandt's SPD wins West German election

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 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 beat New York Islanders and start them 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 29 Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell releases Pong, first commercially successful video game in Andy Capp's Tavern in Sunnyvale, California

Electrical Engineer and Businessman Nolan Bushnell
Electrical Engineer and Businessman
Nolan Bushnell
  • Nov 30 BBC bans Wings' "Hi, Hi, Hi"
  • Nov 30 Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 in Rome, Italy

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Glen Murray, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Nov 1 Jenny McCarthy, playmate (Oct, 1993)/host (Singled Out), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 1 Toni Collette, Australian actress (The Sixth Sense), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Nov 1 Paul Dickov, Scottish footballer
  • Nov 2 Alfred Schreuders, Dutch soccer player (RKC), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
  • Nov 2 Jeni Stephens, Miss America-Tennessee (1997), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 2 Marie Josee Gibeau, kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Lachine, Québec
  • Nov 2 Samantha Janus, British singer and actress (EastEnders), born in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • Nov 2 Darío Silva, Uruguayan footballer, born in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay
  • Nov 3 Chris Shelling, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • Nov 3 Verl Mitchell, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Nov 4 Luís Figo, Portuguese footballer
  • Nov 4 Tabassum Hashmi, Indian actress
  • Nov 5 Tracy Greene, NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Nov 6 Anthony Brown, American NFL tackle (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Okinawa, Japan
  • Nov 6 Vicki Movessian, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympic-98), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Nov 6 Garry Flitcroft, English footballer and football manager, born in Bolton, Lancashire
  • Nov 6 Thandie Newton, English actress (Mission: Impossible 2, Crash), born in Westminster, London
  • Nov 6 Deivi Cruz, American baseball player, born in Nizao, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 7 Christopher Daniel Barnes, American actor (As World Turns), born in Portland, Maine
  • Nov 7 Emily Porter Lesueur, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Glendale, California
  • Nov 7 Jane Taylor, Maitland NSW Aust, tennis star (1995 Futures-Wagga Waga)
  • Nov 7 Jeremy London, actor (I'll Fly Away, Party of Five)
  • Nov 7 Jimmy Gary, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Nov 7 Mike Goldman, Australian media personality
  • Nov 7 Marcus Stewart, English football player
  • Nov 8 Chris Fydler, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Nov 8 Ken Blackman, NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Nov 8 Gretchen Mol, American actress
  • Nov 9 Laxmi Poruri, tennis star (1994 Futures-College Park), born in Guntur, India
  • Nov 9 Mark Fields, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • Nov 9 Ron Rice, NFL cornerback and safety (Detroit Lions)
  • Nov 9 Eric Dane, American actor
  • Nov 9 Doug Russell, American radio personality
  • Nov 10 Dick Kooijman, Dutch soccer player (Heracles, FC Groningen, Az)
  • Nov 10 Isaac Bruce, NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams)
  • Nov 10 Shawn Green, Des Plaines IL, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Nov 10 Virag Csurgo, Siofok Hungary, tennis star (1993 Futures-Freeport)
  • Nov 11 Cornell Thomas, WLAF DE (Scotland Claymores)
  • Nov 11 Jack Jackson, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Toronto Argonauts)
  • Nov 11 Steve Konowalchuk, Salt Lake City, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • Nov 11 Adam Beach, Canadian actor
  • Nov 11 Leslie Mann, American actress
  • Nov 12 Vassilis Tsiartas, Greek footballer
  • Nov 13 Kimberlee Ann McKay, Belle Fourche SD, Miss America-SD (1996)
  • Nov 13 Shom-Rock, rocker (Young Nation)
  • Nov 13 Takuya Kimura, Japanese singer and actor (SMAP), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 14 Aaron Taylor, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Nov 14 Ed Patterson, Delta, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • Nov 14 Lori Dupuis, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Nov 14 Matthew Bloom, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 14 Edyta Górniak, Polish singer
  • Nov 14 Martin Pike, Australian rules footballer
  • Nov 15 Christian van der Weerden, Dutch soccer player (NEC, Vitesse)
  • Nov 15 Greg Bloedorn, NFL center (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Nov 15 Jonny Lee Miller, English actor (Trainspotting, Elementary), born in London
  • Nov 16 Missi Pyle, American actress
  • Nov 17 Ron Lewis, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Nov 17 Leonard Roberts, American actor
  • Nov 17 Kimya Dawson, American singer
  • Nov 18 Jason Arnberger, cricketer (NSW opening batsman 1994-95 -)
  • Nov 18 Jessi Alexander, American country music singer/songwriter
  • Nov 18 Robert Shapiro, American politician/humorist
  • Nov 19 David Palmer, American NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings 1994-2002), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Nov 20 Riddick Parker, WLAF defensive tackle (Rhein Fire, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Nov 20 Trent Pollard, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
  • Nov 20 Yanick Dupre, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 20 Sheema Kalbasi, Iranian born poet
  • Nov 21 Rain Phoenix, American singer/actress
  • Nov 21 David Tua, Samoan boxer
  • Nov 22 Mavan Atapattu, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman)
  • Nov 22 Jay Payton, American baseball player
  • Nov 23 Kurupt, rapper (Tha Dogg Pound)
  • Nov 23 Paul Penny, golfer (Edmonton City Amat-1993, 94), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Nov 24 Barry Potomski, Windsor, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
  • Nov 24 Fred Brathwaite, NHL goalie (Edmonton Oilers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nov 25 Kevin Han, US badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Shanghai, China
  • Nov 25 Petteri Nummelin, Turku FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • Nov 25 Alessandro Michele, Italian fashion designer (Gucci), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 26 Nicole Beach, model (Wonderbra), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Nov 26 Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
  • Nov 27 Chris Hetherington, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Nov 27 Ivan Imbernon, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Nov 27 Jason Burns, NFL running back (Cin Bengals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 27 Yureck Person, soccer player (NAC)
  • Nov 28 Paulo Figueiredo, Angolan footballer
  • Nov 29 Artis Houston, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • Nov 29 Jamal Mashburn, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks)
  • Nov 29 Larry Williams, WLAF defensive tackle (Scotland Claymores)
  • Nov 29 Brian Baumgartner, American actor
  • Nov 29 Larry Joe Campbell, American actor
  • Nov 29 Minoru Tanaka, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • Nov 30 Spence Fischer, WLAF quarterback (Scotland Claymores)
  • Nov 30 Abel Xavier, Portuguese footballer
  • Nov 30 Christopher Fitzgerald, American stage actor

Famous Deaths

Person of interestEzra Pound

Nov 1 Ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87

  • Nov 5 Reginald Owen, British actor (Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes), dies at 85
  • Nov 6 Billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21
  • Nov 7 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • Nov 10 Charlie Hallows, English cricketer who scored 1000 runs in a single month in May 1928, dies at 77
  • Nov 11 Berry Oakley, American rocker and bass player (Allman Brothers Band), dies in motorcycle crash at 24
  • Nov 12 Rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite), dies at 92
  • Nov 14 Martin Dies, (Rep)/1st chairman of House Un-American, dies
  • Nov 16 Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 18 Danny Whitten, rocker, dies of a drug overdose
  • Nov 18 Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer, dies at 90
  • Nov 21 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, dies at 74
  • Nov 23 Marie Wilson, American actress (The Story of Mankind, My Friend Irma), dies of cancer at 56
  • Nov 24 Hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52
  • Nov 25 Hans Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79
  • Nov 25 Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer, dies at 86
  • Nov 28 Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91
  • Nov 28 [William] Havergal Brian, British composer ("Gothic" symphony), dies at 96
  • Nov 29 Carl Stalling, American film composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 30 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71
  • Nov 30 Neil H McElroy, soap manufacturer/minister of Defense (1957-59), dies
  • Nov 30 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer, dies at 70