Historical Events in November 1972

  • 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 Government of the Republic of Ireland introduce a bill to remove the special position of the Catholic Church from the Irish Constitution

Sports History

Nov 2 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton is unanimously selected National League Cy Young Award winner; wins 27 games for Phillies, who as a team win only 59 games

  • Nov 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 4 "I Can See Clearly Now" single by Johnny Nash begins a 3-week run on the top of the charts
  • 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

Election of Interest

Nov 7 Attorney Joe Biden is elected to the US Senate, representing the state of Delaware after defeating longtime incumbent J. Caleb Boggs by just over 3,000 votes; Biden would win re-election 6 times

Election of Interest

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

  • Nov 9 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 11 Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time
  • Nov 11 Rugby League World Cup, Stade de Gerland, Lyon, France: Australia and Great Britain draw 10-10; Great Britain awarded the Trophy
  • Nov 11 US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army

Sports History

Nov 12 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

  • Nov 12 Charity concert for United Crusade (now United Way) in San Diego, California attracts nearly 52,000; performers include: J. Geils Band, Jesse Colin Young, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Foghat, and Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • Nov 16 Elektra Records releases "No Secrets', the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon; her commercial breakthrough spends 5 weeks at top of US charts and contains the hit singles "You're So Vain" and "The Right Thing to Do"
  • 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
  • Nov 19 Leader of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) Seán MacStiofáin is arrested in Dublin

Election of Interest

Nov 19 Willy Brandt's SPD wins West German election

  • 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 In Pittsburgh, Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07) in 10-4 win over St. Louis Blues
  • Nov 22 Philadelphia Flyers beat New York Islanders and start them on 15 game winless streak
  • Nov 22 US ends 22 year travel ban to China
  • 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 24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Nov 25 "Ambassador" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Nov 26 Bomb explosion at the Film Centre Cinema, in O’Connell Bridge House in Dublin, Ireland
  • Nov 26 NFL NY Giant placekicker Péte Gogolák scores team record 8 PAT (points after touchdown) in 62-10 win over Philadelphia Eagles at Yankee Stadium, NYC
  • 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 2 members of the IRA are killed in a premature bomb explosion in the Bogside area of Derry

Sports History

Nov 28 LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels

Pong

Nov 29 Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell releases Pong, the 1st commercially successful video game, in Andy Capp's Tavern in Sunnyvale, California

  • Nov 30 BBC bans Wings' "Hi, Hi, Hi"
  • Nov 30 Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 in Rome, Italy