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Born :05/22/1972Alison Eastwood, daughter of actor Clint
Born :12/19/1972Alyssa Jane Milano, Bkln NY, actress (Samantha-Who's the Boss)
Born :07/19/1972Andrew Kavovit, actor (Paul-As the World Turns)
Born :11/07/1972Christopher Daniel Barnes, actor (Ross-Day by Day, As World Turns)
Born :11/07/1972Clive B. Barnes, Portland Me, actor (Scott Hayden-Starman)
Born :02/20/1972Corinna Harney, Bremerhaven Germany, playmate (Aug, 1991)
Born :07/10/1972Damon Sharpe, Cleveland Ohio, actor/musician (Guys Next Door)
Born :09/04/1972Danny Ponce, Waltham Mass, actor (Willie-Valerie/Hogan Family)
Born :08/12/1972Del The Funkee Homosapian, rapper
Born :10/03/1972Denny Vaughn, orch leader (Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour)
Born :07/28/1972Elizabeth Berkley, actress (Jessie-Saved by the Bell)
Born :08/09/1972Elizabeth Vassey, Raleigh NC, actress (Emily Martin-All My Children)
Born :01/15/1972Ernie Reyes Jr, San Jose Calif, actor (Ernie-Sidekicks)
Born :10/13/1972Jaime Bernardo, prince of Netherlands
Born :04/06/1972Jason Hervey, actor (Wayne Arnold-Wonder Years)
Born :04/03/1972Jennie Garth, Champagn Ill, actr (Kelly Taylor-Beverly Hills 90210)
Born :11/07/1972Jeremy London, actor (I'll Fly Away)
Born :12/31/1972Joseph Mulrey McIntyre, rocker (New Kids-Lovin' You Forever)
Born :10/24/1972Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, Boston, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun)
Born :10/13/1972Margarita Maria Beatriz, princess of Netherlands
Born :07/23/1972Marlon Wayans, comedian (In Living Color)
Born :12/30/1972Maureen Flannigan, actress (Evie-Out of this World)
Born :02/14/1972Mayne One, rocker (Young Nation)
Born :09/04/1972Merald Knight, Atlanta Ga, singer (Gladys Knights and the Pips)
Born :07/05/1972Michael Bays, Enrico Calif, actor (Bronx Zoo, Days of Our Live)
Born :02/22/1972Michael Chang, US tennis star
Born :07/16/1972Mindy Carson, NYC, vocalist (Club Embassy, Ford Star Revue)
Born :12/12/1972Missy Francis, LA Calif, actress (Little House on the Prairie)
Born :01/13/1972Nicole Eggert, Calif, actress (Charles in Charge, Chrissie-TJ Hooker)
Born :06/08/1972P(eter) J(ason) Farley, Hackensack, bass (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
Born :05/12/1972Paul Stout, Saugus Calif, actor (Phillip-Scarecrow and Mrs King)
Born :04/15/1972Peter Billingsley, NYC, actor (Real People)
Born :03/22/1972Pieter Christian, Prince of Netherlands
Born :10/13/1972Prince Jaime Bernardo, of Netherlands
Born :10/13/1972Princess Margarita Maria Beatriz, of Netherlands
Born :06/29/1972Samantha Smith, Houlton Mo, actress (Elizabeth-Lime Street)
Born :09/16/1972Shalane McCall, actor (Charlie Wade-Dallas)
Born :09/26/1972Shann Stockman, [Slim], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)
Born :11/13/1972Shom-Rock, rocker (Young Nation)
Born :10/13/1972Summer Sanders, Calif, swimmer (Olympics-gold-1992)
Born :11/13/1972T-Haxx, rocker (DYC)
Born :12/27/1972Thomas Wilson Brown, actor (Jason-Knots Landing)
Born :01/23/1972Tiffani-Amber Theissen, actress (Saved by the Bell) (1972 approx)
Born :12/22/1972Vanessa Paradis, France, model (Channel)/actress (White Wedding)
Born :05/05/1972Wendy Kaye, Memphis Tenn, playmate (Jul, 1991)
Born :08/04/1972Wesley Snipes, actor (Passenger 57)
Born :07/29/1972Wil Wheaton, actor (Star Trek Next Generation-Wesley, Stand By Me)




Died :04/07/1972"Crazy" Joe Gallo, mobster, killed at his 43rd birthday party
Died :04/07/1972Abeid Karume, Tanzanian sheik/president, murdered
Died :04/04/1972Adam Clayton Powell Jr, (Rep-D-NY), at 63
Died :01/10/1972Al Goodman, orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), at 81
Died :10/30/1972Alan Roth, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), at 68
Died :12/23/1972Andrej N Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder,
Died :12/01/1972Antonio Segni, Italian lawyer/minister/premier/president, at 81
Died :08/09/1972Bill Berns, commentator (Television Screen Magazine), at 53
Died :03/02/1972Bill Lawrence, news anchor (ABC), at 56
Died :01/31/1972Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, king of Nepal (1955-72), at 51
Died :07/24/1972Bobby Ramirez, drummer (White Trash), killed at 23 in bar brawl
Died :07/06/1972Brandon De Wilde, actor (Jamie), at 30 in a car crash
Died :08/02/1972Brian Cole, rocker with the Association, of heroin OD at 28
Died :04/05/1972Brian Donlevy, actor (Steve-Dangerous Assignment), at 73
Died :05/03/1972Bruce Cabot, actor (Diamonds are Forever), at 68
Died :04/12/1972C W Ceram, [Kurt Marek], German/US writer (1st American), at 57
Died :09/23/1972Carl Frank, actor (Uncle Gunnar-Mama), at 63
Died :12/23/1972Charles Atlas, body builder dies at 79
Died :09/26/1972Charles Correll, actor (Calvin and the Colonel), at 82
Died :06/13/1972Clyde McPhatter, singer of the drifters, of a heart attack
Died :10/04/1972Colin Gordon, actor (John-Baron), at 61
Died :01/28/1972Cut Wagemaker, [Adrian B], statue artist,
Died :01/16/1972David Seville, [Ross Bagdasarian] (Alvin and Chipmunks), at 52
Died :06/12/1972Edmund Wilson, US writer (To the Finland station),
Died :05/28/1972Edward VIII, King of Gr Brit/N Ireland/emperor (India 1936),
Died :06/23/1972Elton Britt, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree), at 54
Died :11/01/1972Ezra Pound, US poet (Throne), at 87
Died :04/03/1972Ferde Grofe, US composer (Grand Canyon Suite), at 80
Died :08/05/1972Frederic Tozere, actor (Mr Phillips-Stanley), at 71
Died :01/14/1972Frederik IX, [Christiaan FFMKWG], king of Denmark (1947-72)
Died :03/11/1972Fredric [William] Brown, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), at 65
Died :03/30/1972Gabriel Heather, US news anchor, at 81
Died :05/24/1972Gavin Muir, actor (Hollister-Betty Hutton Show), at 64
Died :01/10/1972Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (Satan auf Erde),
Died :12/08/1972George Collins, (Rep-Ill), at 47, in airplane crash
Died :04/25/1972George Sanders, actor (Mr Freeze-Batman, Ivanhoe), at 65
Died :08/13/1972George Wiess, General Manager (NY Yankees), at 78
Died :04/30/1972Gia Scala, actress, at 38
Died :04/02/1972Gil Hodges, NY Mets manager, at 57
Died :12/20/1972Gunter Eich, German literary (Botschaften des Regens), at 75
Died :10/20/1972Harlow Shapley, astronomer (discovered Sun's position in galaxy),
Died :03/16/1972Harold "Pie" Traynor, hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), at 72
Died :12/26/1972Harry Truman, 33rd US Pres (1945-53) dies at 88 in Kansas City, Mo
Died :07/28/1972Heal Traubel, US singer (Sieglinde in Walkere, Nightclubs),
Died :12/15/1972Herbert Eimert, German composer (Glockenspiel),
Died :12/21/1972Horace Mann Bond, president of Lincoln University (Pa), at 70
Died :01/31/1972Howard Barlow, conductor (Voice of Firestone), at 79
Died :06/20/1972Howard Johnson, US restaurant/hotel founder, at 75
Died :10/26/1972Igor Sikorsky, Russian/US helicopter builder, at 83
Died :05/02/1972J Edgar Hoover, head of FBI (1924-72)/cross dresser, at 77
Died :10/24/1972Jackie Robinson, 1st black baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), at 53
Died :03/20/1972Jan Engelman, poet/art critic (At the Front), at 71
Died :01/01/1972Jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), at 91
Died :02/15/1972Jef [Josephus CF] Last, poet/Indonesian politician,
Died :01/24/1972Jerome Cowan, actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie), at 74
Died :07/21/1972Jigme Dori Wangchuck, King of Bhutan,
Died :04/04/1972John AHJS Bruins Slot, co-founder/editor in chief (illegal)
Died :01/07/1972John Berryman, US poet (Imaginary Jew),
Died :02/11/1972John Wils, architect (Olympian Stadium, Amsterdam), at 80
Died :08/07/1972Joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), at 44 of cancer
Died :07/02/1972Joseph F Smith Jr, leader US mormon chuch, at 95
Died :12/02/1972Jose Lim¢n, Mexican/US dancer (moor's pavane), at 64
Died :08/14/1972Jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), at 86
Died :01/01/1972Kenneth Patchen, US poet/writer (Cloth of Tempest), at 60
Died :10/22/1972Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudist/portraits),
Died :04/27/1972Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, at 62
Died :08/29/1972Lale [Liselotte H] Anderson, Ger night club performer/singer,
Died :10/16/1972Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), at 80
Died :12/27/1972Lester B Pearson (L), 14th Canadian PM (Nobel 1956),
Died :10/27/1972Lew Parker, actor (Lou Marie-That Girl), a day before turning 65
Died :10/01/1972Louis Leakey, anthropologist, at 68
Died :01/27/1972Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer, at 60
Died :05/22/1972Margaret Rutherford, English actress (Murder Ahoy, VIP's),
Died :02/05/1972Marianne Moore, US poetess (Pulitzer 1951), at 84
Died :11/23/1972Marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), at 56
Died :03/20/1972Marilyn Maxwell, actress (Grace-Bus Stop), at 50
Died :01/01/1972Maurice A Chevalier, French actor (Can Can, Gigi),
Died :08/11/1972Max Theiler, S African/Eng/US microbiologist (vaccin-Nobel 1951),
Died :10/25/1972Norman Norell [Levinson], US fashion designer, at 72
Died :08/14/1972Oscar Levant, actor (American in Paris, Dance of Life), at 65
Died :04/15/1972Otto Brenner, German union leader,
Died :01/12/1972Padraic Colum, Irish poet/writer/founder (Irish Review),
Died :08/02/1972Paul Goodman, US social critic/writer, at 60
Died :03/30/1972Peter Whitney, actor (Rough Riders), at 55
Died :05/05/1972Rev Gary Davis, musician,
Died :12/31/1972Roberto Clemente, Pitts Pirate slugger, in a plane crash at 38
Died :01/17/1972Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), at 56
Died :09/27/1972Rory Storm, lead singer of Rory Storm and Hurricane, commits suicide
Died :11/12/1972Rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite),
Died :06/12/1972Saul David Alinsky, radical writer (John L Lewis), at 63
Died :01/09/1972Ted Shawn, US dancer, at 80
Died :11/06/1972Tod Andrews, actor (Gray Ghost, Counterthrust), at 52
Died :02/26/1972Tom Manders, cabaret artist (Dorus), at 51
Died :02/28/1972Victor Barna, table tennis champ,
Died :02/22/1972Walter Sande, actor (Adventures of Tugboat Annie), at 65
Died :05/20/1972Walter Winchell, columnist/narrator (Untouchables), at 75
Died :09/12/1972William Boyd, cowboy (Hopalong Cassidy), at 77




Special :04/30/1972"Arthur Godfrey Time" ends a 27 year run on radio
Special :08/11/1972"Cheech and Chong Day" in San Antonio Texas
Special :12/02/1972"December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)
Special :01/22/1972"Emergency" with Robert Fuller premiers on NBC TV
Special :06/05/1972"If You Had Wings" opens
Special :09/17/1972"M*A*S*H," premiers on TV
Special :01/14/1972"Sanford and Son" starring Redd Foxx premiers on NBC TV
Special :09/14/1972"Waltons" TV program premiers
Special :08/10/19721 million kg heavy meteorite grazes atmosphere above Canada
Special :09/05/197211 Israeli athletes are slain at Munich Olympics by Black Sept
Special :05/13/1972115 die in nightclub atop 7-story Sennichi dept store (Osaka Japan)
Special :02/03/197211th Winter Olympic games opens in Sapporo, Japan (1st in Asia)
Special :06/09/197214" of rain in 6 hrs burst Rapid City SD dam, drowns 200
Special :12/23/197216 plane crash survivors rescued after 70d, survived by cannabalism
Special :07/17/19721st 2 women begin training as FBI agents at Quantico
Special :07/23/19721st Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched
Special :02/16/19721st NBA to score 30,000 points (Wilt Chamberlain in 940 games)
Special :09/16/19721st TV series about mixed marriage-Bridgit Loves Bernie
Special :03/08/19721st airship flown over Britain in 20 years (Europa)
Special :06/09/19721st all-nite grad parties
Special :08/01/19721st article exposing Wategate scandal (Bernstein-Woodward)
Special :04/13/19721st baseball players' strike ends after 13 days
Special :09/18/19721st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)
Special :03/10/19721st black US political convention opens (Gary Indiana)
Special :06/03/19721st female US rabbi installed, Sally J Priesand at 25
Special :03/08/19721st flight of the Goodyear blimp
Special :09/27/19721st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)
Special :10/01/19721st games of World Hockey Association
Special :08/21/19721st hot air balloon flight over Alps
Special :06/30/19721st leap second day; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
Special :02/01/19721st scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395)
Special :10/07/19721st season game at Nassau Coliseum, Flames-3, Islanders-2
Special :02/20/19721st time Cleve Cavaliers beat NY Knicks (111-109)
Special :10/17/19721st time Islanders shut-out-5-0 vs Penguins
Special :07/09/19721st tour of Paul McCartney and Wings (France)
Special :07/07/19721st women FBI members sworn in (Susan Lynn Roley and Joanne E Pierce)
Special :04/16/19722 giants pandas arrive in US, from China
Special :07/21/19722 passenger trains collide head-on killing 76 (Seville, Spain)
Special :07/18/1972200,000 attend Mt Pocono rock festival in Penns
Special :10/06/197222-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico
Special :07/21/197227.5 cm rainfall at Fort Ripley, Minnesota (state record)
Special :07/22/197227.53 cm (10.84") of rainfall, Fort Ripley, Mn (state 24-hr record)
Special :01/23/19722nd AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 26-13
Special :05/30/19723 Jap PFL terrorists kills 24, wound 72 at Tel Aviv's Lod Intl airport
Special :04/01/197230,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Special :04/02/197244th Academy Awards presented
Special :10/30/197245 die in a train crash in Chicago Ill
Special :10/12/197246 sailors injured in race riot on aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk
Special :06/17/19725 arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party HQ at Watergate
Special :04/10/19727.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars
Special :08/24/19728th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 2-1
Special :12/02/1972A R Klemola discovers asteroid #1934 Jeffers
Special :09/07/1972A R Klemola discovers asteroid #2202 Pele
Special :03/18/1972AIAW 1st basketball champs, Immaculata beats West Chester State 52-48
Special :10/02/1972Aeroflot Il-18 crashes near Black Sea resort of Sochi, kills 105
Special :10/13/1972Aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die
Special :05/20/1972Affirmed wins Preakness
Special :05/05/1972Alitalia DC-8 crashes west of Palermo Sicily; killing 115
Special :09/26/1972American Museum of Immigration dedicated
Special :06/04/1972Angela Davis, black activist, acquitted of killing a white guard
Special :09/24/1972Antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at air show, kills 22
Special :04/23/1972Apollo 16 astronauts explores Moon surface
Special :04/16/1972Apollo 16 launched; 5th manned lunar landing (Decartes Highlands)
Special :04/27/1972Apollo 16 returns to Earth
Special :04/20/1972Apollo 16's Young and Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2
Special :12/19/1972Apollo 17 (last of Apollo Moon landing series) returns to Earth
Special :12/07/1972Apollo 17, last of Apollo Moon series, launched
Special :04/22/1972Apollo astronauts John Young and Charles Duke ride on Moon
Special :01/21/1972Assam's North East Frontier Agency becomes Arunachal Pradesh terr
Special :03/15/1972Assassination attempt on governor George Wallace of Alabama
Special :12/11/1972Astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on Moon
Special :09/17/1972BART begins passenger service in SF
Special :09/11/1972BART begins service with a 26-mi (42-km) line from Oakland to Fremont
Special :02/10/1972BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings
Special :11/30/1972BBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi"
Special :06/18/1972BEA Trident crashes after takeoff from Heathrow killing 118
Special :12/16/1972Bangladesh Constitution goes into effect
Special :11/04/1972Bangladesh adopts constitution
Special :04/19/1972Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth
Special :04/05/1972Baseball season is delayed due to a strike
Special :05/20/1972Bee Bee Bee wins Preakness
Special :04/11/1972Benjamin L Hooks, named to FCC
Special :06/25/1972Berenice Gera becomes 1st female umpire in pro baseball
Special :02/15/1972Bill Torrey becomes 1st Islander GM
Special :07/07/1972Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong to win Wimbledon
Special :01/09/1972Billionaire Howard Hughes said Clifford Irving's bio is a fake
Special :10/12/1972Billy Harris failed in 1st Islander penalty shot
Special :01/31/1972Birenda, becomes leader of Nepal
Special :07/21/1972Bloody Friday: 22 IRA-bombs explode in Belfast
Special :07/02/1972Bob Seagren pole vaults world record 5.63m
Special :09/01/1972Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title
Special :03/25/1972Bobby Hull becomes the 2nd NHLer to score 600 goals
Special :01/23/1972Bootlegger sells wood alcohol to wedding party-100 die-New Delhi
Special :05/11/1972Boston Bruins beat NY Rangers 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
Special :06/09/1972Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia
Special :05/15/1972Bus plunges into Nile River killing 50 pilgrims. (Minia Egypt)
Special :07/13/1972C Torres discovers asteroid #3050 Carrera
Special :02/18/1972Calif Supreme Court strikes down it's death penalty
Special :05/20/1972Cameroon adopts its constitution
Special :05/22/1972Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified
Special :09/05/1972Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium
Special :09/08/1972Chic Cub Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th game for 6th straight year
Special :07/31/1972Chic White Sox Dick Allen hits 2 inside-the-park-homers in Minn
Special :09/02/1972Chic White Sox Milt Pappas no-hits SD Padres, 1-0
Special :04/16/1972Chicago Cub Burt Hooton no-hits Phillies, 1-0
Special :06/30/1972Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, and go on to win pennant
Special :03/22/1972Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified)
Special :11/02/1972Construction begins on Kingdome, Seattle
Special :12/03/1972Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die
Special :03/18/1972Cornell NCAA hockey team shut out for 1st time in 225 games (Boston U)
Special :01/02/1972Dallas Cowboys beat SF '49ers 14-3 in NFC championship game
Special :02/26/1972Dam break in WV kills 107
Special :03/15/1972Danish airliner hit mountain in Sheikdom of Oman killing 112
Special :06/06/1972David Bowie releases "Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust"
Special :07/10/1972Democratic convention opens in Miami Beach Florida (McGovern)
Special :07/12/1972Democrats nominated George McGovern for president in Miami Fla
Special :06/02/1972Dion and the Belmonts reunion concert at Madison Square Garden
Special :10/29/1972Don Cockroft of Cleveland Browns kicks 57-yard field goal
Special :11/14/1972Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)
Special :08/13/1972Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th and last "Bonanza"
Special :08/14/1972East German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, killing 156
Special :12/29/1972Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101
Special :10/25/1972Eddy Merckx (Belgium) covers 30 miles, 1,258 yards in 1 hr
Special :07/23/1972Eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France
Special :05/02/1972Electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine. 126 die (Kellogg Idaho)
Special :09/10/1972Emerson Fittipaldi is youngest to win an auto race World Championship
Special :12/14/1972Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt leave the Moon
Special :06/06/1972Explosion at world's largest coal mine kills 427 (Wankie Rhodesia)
Special :11/22/1972Flyers start Islanders on 15 game winless streak
Special :08/06/1972Garry Player wins PGA golf tournament
Special :02/28/1972George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident
Special :05/15/1972George Wallace shot and left paralyzed by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Md
Special :06/07/1972German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel
Special :11/01/1972Germaoin Gagnon scores 1st Islander hat trick
Special :06/06/1972Gold hits record $60 an ounce in London
Special :08/02/1972Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London
Special :10/27/1972Golden Gate National Recreation Area created
Special :08/24/1972Gordie Howe and Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame
Special :03/24/1972Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland
Special :05/16/1972Greg Luzinski's 500' HR hits Liberty Bell monument in Phila Vet
Special :10/26/1972Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin
Special :08/07/1972Hall of Fame inducts Berra, Sandy Koufax, Lefty Gomez and Early Wynn
Special :08/06/1972Hank Aaron hits 660th and 661st HR for record HRs with one club
Special :04/25/1972Hans-Werner Grosse glides 907.7 miles (1,461 km) in an AS-W-12
Special :10/08/1972Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
Special :05/25/1972Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander
Special :01/15/1972Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels
Special :10/26/1972Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
Special :10/05/1972Herbert Mullin first kills, to prevent earthquakes
Special :07/10/1972Herd of stampeding elephants kills 24, Chandka Forest India
Special :04/19/1972Hungary revises constitution
Special :06/21/1972Hurricane Agnes hits US east coast; 118 die
Special :06/23/1972Hurricane Agnes is costliest natural disaster in American history
Special :01/07/1972Iberian Airlines crashes into 800' peak on island of Ibiza, 104 die
Special :11/30/1972Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy)
Special :12/02/1972In 1 of their worst trades Yanks get Rich McKinney for Stan Bahnsen
Special :07/21/1972In NY, 57 murders occur in 24 hours
Special :05/14/1972In Willie Mays 1st game as a NY Met his homer beats SF Giants, 5-4
Special :05/20/1972Indiana Pacers beat NY Nets in 5th ABA championship, 4 games to 2
Special :01/01/1972International Book Year begins
Special :04/09/1972Jack Nicklaus wins Masters golf tournament
Special :09/24/1972Jack Tatum, Oakland, returns a fumble 104 yds vs Green Bay (rec)
Special :09/28/1972Japan and Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
Special :12/11/1972Jet's Don Maynard becomes all time pro reception leader (632)
Special :07/24/1972Jigme Singye Wangchuk becomes king of Bhutan at 16
Special :09/06/1972John and Yoko appear on Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon
Special :03/16/1972John and Yoko are served with deportation papers
Special :02/14/1972John and Yoko co-host "Mike Douglas Show" for entire week
Special :02/18/1972John and Yoko end a week of co-hosting Mike Douglas Show
Special :05/11/1972John Lennon says his phone is tapped by FBI on Dick Cavett Show
Special :05/18/1972John Sebastian makes 63 consecutive free throws while blindfolded
Special :04/21/1972John Young and Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16)
Special :09/25/1972KAVT (now KSMQ) TV channel 15 in Austin, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :01/01/1972KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :11/19/1972KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI suspends broadcasting
Special :07/--/1972KFTV TV channel 21 in Hanford-Fresno, CA (SIN) begins broadcasting
Special :03/01/1972KHMA TV channel 11 in Houma, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
Special :11/--/1972KOCE TV channel 50 in Huntington Beach, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :06/11/1972KPAT-AM in Berkeley CA returns from KRE
Special :03/22/1972Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP
Special :02/22/1972Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir and Prime Minister of Qatar
Special :12/28/1972Kim Il-song, becomes president of North Korea
Special :11/04/1972Kings score 3 goals within 45 seconds against Islanders
Special :04/03/1972L Chernykh discovers asteroid #2142 Landau
Special :09/30/1972L Kohoutek discovers asteroid #1942 Jablunka
Special :10/04/1972L Kohoutek discovers asteroid #3475
Special :01/14/1972L Kohoutek discovers asteroids #1842 Hynek, #1843 Jarmila,
Special :12/03/1972L Zhuravleva discovers asteroid #2233 Kuznetsov
Special :09/06/1972L Zhuravleva discovers asteroid #2720 Pyotr Pervyj and #2768 Gorky
Special :10/08/1972L Zhuravleva discovers asteroids #1910 Mikhailov and #2475 Semenov
Special :07/14/1972L Zhuravleva discovers asteroids #1959 Karbyshev and #2423 Ibarruri
Special :08/18/1972L Zhuravleva discovers asteroids 1858 Lobachevski, 2098 Zyskin and 3108
Special :11/28/1972LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to Calif Angels
Special :12/27/1972LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak
Special :01/10/1972LA Lakers 33 straight win streak snapped, losing to Bucks 120-104
Special :01/07/1972LA Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record)
Special :03/26/1972LA Lakers set NBA record of 69 wins in a season (69-13)
Special :07/13/1972LA Rams (Irsay) and Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners
Special :05/07/1972Lakers beat Knicks for NBA championship, 4 games to 1
Special :03/19/1972Lakers humble Golden State Warriors 162-99 in most lopsided NBA game
Special :01/05/1972Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Lakers-11,178)
Special :08/12/1972Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam
Special :12/31/1972Leap second day; also in 1973-79, 1987
Special :07/15/1972Lee Trevino wins his 2nd consecutive golf's British Open
Special :01/07/1972Lewis F Powell Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice
Special :12/29/1972Life magazine ceases publication
Special :06/17/1972Looking Glass releases "Brandy"
Special :02/25/1972Lopsided trade, Cards trade Steve Carlton to Phillies for Rick Wise
Special :09/12/1972Lord Michael Killanin succeeds Avery Brundage as head of Olympics
Special :02/14/1972Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit and softland on moon
Special :04/01/1972Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike
Special :01/21/1972Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura become separate states of Indian union
Special :09/21/1972Marcos declares martial law in Philippines
Special :01/02/1972Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars
Special :10/12/1972Mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole
Special :03/18/1972Memphis' Larry Miller sets ABA record of 67 pts in a game
Special :01/02/1972Miami Dolphins beat Balt Colts 21-0 in AFC championship game
Special :12/31/1972Miami Dolphins beat Pitts Steelers 21-7 in AFC championship game
Special :12/16/1972Miami Dolphins become 1st undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)
Special :01/31/1972Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana
Special :05/12/1972Milwaukee Brewers beat Minn Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (completed 5/13)
Special :05/13/1972Milwaukee Brewers beat Minn Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (started 5/12)
Special :01/21/1972Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory
Special :10/02/1972Mont Expos Bill Stoneman 2nd no-hitter beats NY Mets, 7-0
Special :08/05/1972Moody Blues release "Nights in White Satin"
Special :07/01/1972Ms. magazine begins publishing
Special :06/08/1972N Chernykh discovers asteroid #3230
Special :10/02/1972N E Kurochkin discovers asteroid #2302 Florya
Special :01/05/1972NASA announces development of space shuttle
Special :03/15/1972NASA selects 3 part configuration for Space Shuttle
Special :03/14/1972NBA's Cincinatti Royals announce they are moving to Kansas City
Special :03/12/1972NHL great Gordie Howe retires after 26 seasons
Special :07/27/1972NHL star Maurice "Rocket" Richard signs with WHL Quebec Nordiques
Special :07/25/1972NL beats AL 4-3 in 43rd All Star Game (Fulton County Stad, Atlanta)
Special :08/26/1972NY Cosmos beat St Louis Stars, 2-1 to win NASL championship
Special :09/24/1972NY Jet Joe Namath passes for 6 touchdowns vs Balt Colt (44-34)
Special :08/08/1972NY Yankees sign 30 year lease with NYC
Special :03/23/1972NY Yanks agree to continue playing ball in the Bronx
Special :04/27/1972NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported
Special :01/05/1972NYC transit fare rises from 30 cents to 35 cents
Special :08/01/1972Nate Colbert of SD Padres hits record tying 5 HRs in a double header
Special :12/27/1972New North Korean constitution comes into effect
Special :12/17/1972New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India and Pakistan
Special :06/23/1972Nixon and Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
Special :10/25/1972Nobel prize for economy awarded to Kenneth J Arrow and John R Hicks
Special :03/30/1972North Vietnamese troops pull out of South Vietnam
Special :09/25/1972Norway votes to join common market
Special :10/22/1972Oakland A's 1st championship; beat Reds, 4 games to 3 in World Series
Special :03/31/1972Offical Beatles Fan Club, closes down
Special :08/31/1972Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics
Special :04/21/1972Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched
Special :05/10/1972Overloaded South Korean bus plunges into resevoir, killing 77
Special :12/05/1972P Wild discovers asteroid #1866 Sisyphus
Special :09/05/1972P Wild discovers asteroid #1906 Naef
Special :10/30/1972P Wild discovers asteroids #1844 Susilva, #1845 Helewalda and #2868
Special :01/30/1972Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth
Special :09/05/1972Palestinian terrorists kill 10 Israelis at 1972 Munich Olympics
Special :10/11/1972Panama adopts constitution
Special :09/30/1972Passenger train derails killing 48 (Rust Stasie South Africa)
Special :05/12/1972Paul McCartney and Wings release "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
Special :02/25/1972Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single
Special :09/16/1972Penny Marshall appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Fly Unfriendly Skies"
Special :11/26/1972Pete Gogolak scores NY Giant record 8 pts after a touchdown
Special :08/17/1972Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game
Special :12/07/1972Phillipine 1st lady Imelda Marcos stabbed and wounded by an assailant
Special :03/02/1972Pioneer 10 launched for Jupiter flyby
Special :03/03/1972Pioneer 10 launched towards asteroid belt and Jupiter
Special :06/07/1972Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded wall, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
Special :11/22/1972Pitts Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2m7s)
Special :09/20/1972Police find cannabis growing on Paul and Linda McCartney's farm
Special :08/18/1972Police fine Paul and Linda McCartney pounds 800 in Sweden cannabis possession
Special :02/27/1972Pres Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued Shanghai Communique
Special :11/07/1972Pres Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)
Special :12/30/1972Pres Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam and announces peace talks
Special :06/23/1972Pres Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
Special :02/17/1972President Nixon leaves Washingto DC for China
Special :04/02/1972Prime Minister Begin visits Cairo
Special :10/11/1972Prison uprising at Washington DC jail
Special :05/01/1972Pulitzer prize awarded to Wallace Stegner (Angle of Repose)
Special :05/01/1972Radio's Mutual Black Network premiers
Special :02/10/1972Ras al Khaima joins United Arab Emirates
Special :05/20/1972Republic of Cameroon declared as constitution is ratified
Special :08/21/1972Republican convention opens in Miami Beach
Special :02/21/1972Richard Nixon becomes 1st US president to visit China
Special :03/17/1972Ringo releases "Back of Bugaloo" in UK
Special :06/15/1972Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die
Special :08/09/1972Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct Space Shuttle
Special :05/15/1972Ryukyu Is and Daito Is returned to Japan after 27 yrs of US control
Special :05/08/1972Sabena aircraft at Lod Intl, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians
Special :01/19/1972Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, and Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame
Special :02/04/1972Sen Strom Thurmond suggests John Lennon be deported
Special :02/26/1972Slag heap dam collapses above Buffalo Creek WV, kills 125
Special :11/15/1972Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays
Special :12/21/1972Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany
Special :10/03/1972Spaceflight 71-2 launched; 1st flexible substrate photovoltaic flown
Special :07/09/1972Stan Smith wins Wimbledon
Special :10/03/1972Steve Carlton wins 27th game for Phillies (almost « of their 59 wins)
Special :01/26/1972Stewardess Vesna Vulovic survives 10,160m fall without parachute
Special :08/26/1972Summer Olympics open in Munich, West Germany
Special :09/06/1972Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre
Special :01/16/1972Super Bowl VI-Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3
Special :06/29/1972Supreme Court rules (5-4) that Death Penalty is cruel and unusual
Special :06/29/1972Supreme Court-death penalty usually was "cruel and unusual punishment"
Special :03/16/1972T Gehrels discovers asteroid #2272
Special :05/14/1972T Smirnova discovers asteroid #1905 Ambartsumian
Special :07/13/1972T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2112 Ulyanov
Special :04/19/1972T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2328 Robeson
Special :06/13/1972T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2604
Special :12/30/1972T Smirnova discovers asteroid #3119 Dobronravin
Special :05/09/1972T Smirnova discovers asteroids #1903 Adzhimushkaj and #1904 Massevitch
Special :05/17/1972T Smirnova discovers asteroids #2400 Derevskaya, #3082 Dzhalil and #3146
Special :07/31/1972Thomas Eagleton withdraws as Democratic VP candidate
Special :01/10/1972Triple album set "Concert for Bangladesh" released in UK
Special :03/25/1972UCLA wins its 6th consecutive national basketball title
Special :06/05/1972UN Conference on Human Environment opens in Stockholm
Special :11/11/1972US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army
Special :09/10/1972US Men's olympic basketball teams 1st lose, 51-50 to USSR (disputed)
Special :03/22/1972US Senate passes 27th amendement (Equal rights)
Special :02/05/1972US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers and baggage
Special :12/18/1972US began its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
Special :11/22/1972US ends travel ban to China
Special :01/31/1972US launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations (396/244,998)
Special :08/21/1972US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched
Special :05/22/1972US president Nixon begins visit Moscow
Special :04/10/1972US, USSR and 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons
Special :02/14/1972USSR launches Luna 20; unmanned probe soft-lands on Moon, returns
Special :06/29/1972USSR launches Prognoz 2 into earth orbit (549/200,000 km)
Special :12/08/1972United Airlines crashes at Chicago's Midway Airport killing 45
Special :10/13/1972Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountain, (12/23 rescue)
Special :03/27/1972Venera 8 launched to Venus
Special :07/22/1972Venera 8 makes soft landing on Venus
Special :10/--/1972WGGS TV channel 16 in Greenville, SC (IND) begins broadcasting
Special :12/17/1972WGVC (now WUCX) TV channel 35 in Grand Rapids, MI (PBS) 1st broadcast
Special :12/--/1972WJMR TV channel 20 in New Orleans, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
Special :09/10/1972WKAR TV channel 23 in East Lansing, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :01/14/1972WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :09/15/1972WMAO TV channel 23 in Greenwood, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :01/14/1972WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :05/19/1972WMAV TV channel 18 in Oxford, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :10/23/1972WNJS TV channel 23 in Camden, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :01/24/1972WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
Special :12/--/1972WSWB (now WOFL) TV channel 35 in Orlando, FL (IND) begins broadcasting
Special :06/24/1972Wake Island becomes unincorporated territory of US (US Air Force)
Special :12/31/1972Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3 in NFC championship game
Special :05/28/1972White House "plumbers" break into Democratic Nat'l HQ at Watergate
Special :05/11/1972Willie Mays traded to NY Mets
Special :03/01/1972Wilt Chamberlain is 1st NBA player to score 30,000 points
Special :02/01/1972Wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK
Special :12/01/1972Wings release "Hi, Hi, Hi" in UK
Special :10/30/1972Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago
Special :03/22/1972Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle
Special :06/03/1972Yanks score 8 times in 13th beating White Sox 18-10
Special :11/27/1972Yanks trade Ellis, Torres and Spikes to Indians for Nettles and Moses
Special :06/24/1972Yvonne Braitwaite Burke becomes 1st black chair in Dem convention

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