Events in year of 1972

  • 01-01"Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 690 performances
  • 01-01"On the Town" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 01-01"Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1281 performances
  • 01-01International Book Year begins
  • 01-01KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-02"Rothschilds" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 505 performances
  • 01-02Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars
  • 01-02Miami Dolphins beat Baltimore Colts 21-0 in AFC championship game
  • 01-05Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs. Lakers - 11,178)
  • 01-05NASA announces development of space shuttle
  • 01-05New York City transit fare rises from 30 cents to 35 cents
  • 01-05President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on manned shuttle
  • 01-05West-Pakistani sheik Mujib ur-Rahman freed
  • 01-06US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • 01-06US male Figure Skating championship won by Kenneth Shelley
  • 01-06Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR
  • 01-07LA Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record)
  • 01-07Lewis F Powell Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice
  • 01-07William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • 01-08NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall
  • 01-09Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire
  • 01-10LA Lakers 33 straight win streak snapped, losing to Bucks 120-104
  • 01-10Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan
  • 01-10Triple album set "Concert for Bangladesh" released in the UK
  • 01-11Abu Sayeed Chudhury becomes President and sheik Mujib ur-Rahman Premier
  • 01-11East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh
  • 01-13Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire
  • 01-14"Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV
  • 01-14WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-14WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

People born in year of 1972

  • 01-01Barron Miles: NFL def back (Pittsburgh Steelers) / WLAF corner (Frankfurt)
  • 01-02Jeff Jackson: US baseball outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 01-02Lake Dawson: NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 01-02Mattias Norstrom: Mora, Sweden -- NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings)
  • 01-03Charles Johnson: NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 01-03Deborah Carter: WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)
  • 01-05Joseph Patton: NFL guard (Washington Redskins)
  • 01-06Denis Montana: CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts)
  • 01-06Shae Marks: New Orleans, Louisiana -- Playmate (May, 1994)
  • 01-06Willie Clark: NFL cornerback (SD Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 01-07Aaron John Mcintosh: Auckland, New Zealand -- Sailboard yachter (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-07Chuck Levy: Kick returner / running back (SF 49ers)
  • 01-07Donald Brashear: Bedford -- NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 01-08Brandie Burton: San Bernardino, California -- LPGA golfer (1993 du Maurier Ltd)
  • 01-08Devlin Murphy: Honolulu, Hawaii -- Canoeist (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-09Eddie Mason: NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 01-09Jay Powell: Meridian, Mississippi -- Pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 01-09Kristie Hicks: Bardstown, Kentucky -- Miss America - Kentucky (1996)
  • 01-10Thomas Lewis: NFL wide receiver (New York Giants)
  • 01-11Amber Medlin: Virginia Beach, Virginia -- Miss America - Virginia (1996)
  • 01-11Dexter Seigler: NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 01-11Huub Loeffen: Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 01-11Rey Ordonez: Havana, Cuba -- Infielder (NY Mets)
  • 01-11Yang Wenyi: Chinese swim star (WR / OR 50m freestyle)
  • 01-12Dominique Ross: NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 01-13Bryon Morris: Running back (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 01-13Richard Woodley: NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • 01-14Kyle Brady: NFL tight end (NY Jets)
  • 01-14Michael Davis: NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • 01-15Ernie Reyes, Jr.: San Jose, California -- Actor (Ernie-Sidekicks)

People died in year of 1972

  • 01-01Jane Morgan: Actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91
  • 01-01Maurice A Chevalier: French actor (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83
  • 01-03Frans Masereel: Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82
  • 01-04Carl-Olof Anderberg: Composer, dies at 57
  • 01-07John Berryman: US Poet (Imaginary Jew)
  • 01-09Ted Shawn: US dancer, dies at 80
  • 01-10Al Goodman: Russian / US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • 01-10Georg Rendl: Austriam miner / beekeeper (Satan on Earth), dies at 68
  • 01-10Sverre Jordan: Composer, dies at 82
  • 01-12Padraic Colum: Irish Poet / writer / founder (Irish Review), dies at 90
  • 01-14Frederik IX [Christiaan FFMKW]: King of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 72
  • 01-16David Seville: Singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
  • 01-18Rudolf Wittelsbach: Composer, dies at 69
  • 01-24Jerome Cowan: Actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie), dies at 74
  • 01-27Mahalia Jackson: Gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60
  • 01-27Richard Courant: German / US mathematician, dies at 84
  • 01-28Adriaan B "Jaap" Wagemaker: Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
  • 01-30Karel Boleslav Jirak: Composer, dies at 81
  • 01-31Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra: King of Nepal (1955-72), dies at 51
  • 01-31Howard Barlow: Conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 79
  • 01-31Istvan Szelenyi: Composer, dies at 67
  • 02-02Jessie Royce Landis: Actress (North by Northwest), dies at 67
  • 02-03John Litel: Actor (Big Boss, Crime Doctor, My Buddy), dies at 79
  • 02-05Marianne Moore: US poetess (Pulitzer 1951), dies at 84
  • 02-06Julian H Steward: US anthropologist (South American), dies at 70
  • 02-11Jan Wils: Architect (Olympian Stadium, Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • 02-14Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre: Composer / conductor (Dike), dies at 65
  • 02-15Edgar P Snow: US Author / journalist (Battle for Asia), dies at 66
  • 02-15Jef [Josephus CF] Last: Dutch Poet / Indonesian politician, dies at 73
  • 02-17Gavril Nikolayevich Popov: Composer, dies at 67

Events in year of 1973

  • 01-01Britain, Ireland and Denmark become 7th-9th members of Common Market
  • 01-01West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)
  • 01-03George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million
  • 01-05Mali and Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 01-05Netherlands recognizes German DR
  • 01-06"Schoolhouse Rock, " premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
  • 01-07"Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 01-07British Darts Organisation founded in North London
  • 01-07Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 vs. Pakistan Never again
  • 01-07US Poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
  • 01-07WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-08"Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 01-08Secret peace talks between US and North Vietnam resumed near Paris
  • 01-08USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
  • 01-09Luna 21 launched, to Moon
  • 01-10Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
  • 01-11American League adopts designated hitter rule
  • 01-11Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106
  • 01-11Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Washington DC
  • 01-13"Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 01-13Efskind skates world record 1000m (1:17.6)
  • 01-14Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California
  • 01-14Super Bowl MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
  • 01-14Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Washington Redskins, 14-7 in LA
  • 01-14Tap dancer Ray Castle measured at 1440 taps / min on BBC TV
  • 01-154 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court
  • 01-15Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel
  • 01-15Pope Paul VI has an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican
  • 01-15President Nixon suspends all US offensive action in North Vietnam
  • 01-16NBC presents 440th and final showing of "Bonanza"

People born in year of 1973

  • 01-01Clyde Wijnhard: Soccer player (Ajax, RKC)
  • 01-01Fang Li: Hunan, China -- Tennis star (1991 Futures-Bilbao-ESP)
  • 01-01Justin Armour: NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • 01-01Mercury Hayes: Wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 01-02Abu Wilson: Running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 01-02Chris Woodruff: Knoxville, Tennessee -- Tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I)
  • 01-02Fredric Ford: WLAF CB (Scotland Claymores) / NFL cornerback (Eagles)
  • 01-02Sarah Schwald: Bellingham, Washington -- 1.5k runner
  • 01-03Paula Knoll: Moorhead, Minnesota -- Miss America - Minnesota (1996)
  • 01-03Tyrone Brown: NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 01-04Lamont Warren: NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 01-04Ray Mickens: Cornerback (NY Jets)
  • 01-04Todd Sauerbrun: NFL punter / kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • 01-07Bobby Engram: Wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • 01-07Brian Milne: Fullback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 01-07Ricky Wood: Van Nuys, California -- Diver (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-07Robert Dunn: Glen Cove, New York -- Team handball left wing (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-09Aaron Holbert: US baseball infielder (St. Louis Cardinals)
  • 01-09Ronald Hamming: Soccer player (FC Groningen, Fortuna Sittard)
  • 01-10Berry Radstraat: Dutch soccer player (NEC, SCH)
  • 01-10Glenn Robinson: Gary, Indiana -- NBA forward (Milw, Olympics - Gold - 96)
  • 01-10Travis Davis: NFL strong safety (NO Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 01-11Dave Dickenson: CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 01-12Greg Morton: Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King)
  • 01-13Nikolai Khabibulin: Sverdlovsk, Russia -- NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 01-14Ed Howard: NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 01-14Lethon Flowers: NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 01-14Rod Myers: Conroe, Texas -- Outfielder (KC Royals)
  • 01-15Daniel Nijhof: Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 01-15Randy Srochenski: CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

People died in year of 1973

  • 01-05Cornelis van Dis: Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79
  • 01-11Isabel Randolph: Actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83
  • 01-11Rudolf Kubin: Composer, dies a day after 64th birthday
  • 01-15Jef Alpaerts: Flemish pianist / conductor, dies at 68
  • 01-16Ray Barrett: Sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
  • 01-17Fred Essler: Actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77
  • 01-19Max Adrian: Actor (Boy Friend, Her Favorite Husband), dies at 69
  • 01-20Amilcar L Cabral: Fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51
  • 01-22Lyndon B Johnson: President (1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64
  • 01-24J Carrol Naish: Actor (Charlie Chan-Adventures of Charlie Chan), dies at 73
  • 01-26Edward G Robinson [Goldenberg]: Actor (Little Caesar), dies at 79
  • 01-26Meijer Sluyser: Dutch journalist / commentator (VARA), dies at about 71
  • 01-29Johannes Paul Thilman: Composer, dies at 67
  • 01-29Ludwig Stossel: Austrian actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 89
  • 01-30Jack McGowan: Actor (On Our Selection), dies at 54
  • 01-31Ragnar Frisch: Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77
  • 02-02Henry J Elias: Flemish Historian / Mayor of Gent, dies at 70
  • 02-03Edward Lockspeiser: Composer, dies at 67
  • 02-05George Morrison: Dies at 82
  • 02-05L C William Nolde: Last US soldier killed in Vietnam, funeral
  • 02-06Ira S Bowen: US physicist / astronomer (Mt Wilson / Palomar), dies at 74
  • 02-09Max Yasgur: Owner Woodstock-festival farmland, dies at 53
  • 02-11Hans D Jensen: German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65
  • 02-12Benjamin Frankel: Composer, dies at 67
  • 02-15Wally Cox: Actor (Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares), dies at 48
  • 02-18Franc Costello: US gangster, dies at 82
  • 02-20Brigitte Reimann: Writer, dies at 39
  • 02-20Joseph Szigeti: Hungarian / US violinist, dies at 80
  • 02-20Maurice Dallimore: Actor (Collector), dies at 60
  • 02-22Elizabeth Bowen: Anglo-Irish Novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in London at 73