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1972 Historical Event(s)
- January 5, 1972 – U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the development of a Space Shuttle program.
- February 15, 1972 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.
- February 19, 1972 – The Asama-Sansō hostage standoff begins in Japan.
- February 22, 1972 – The Official Irish Republican Army detonates a car bomb at Aldershot barracks, killing seven and injuring nineteen others.
- February 26, 1972 – The Buffalo Creek Flood caused by a burst dam kills 125 in West Virginia.
- February 29, 1972 – Hank Aaron becomes the first player in the history of Major League Baseball to sign a $200,000 contract.
- March 3, 1972 – Mohawk Airlines Flight 405 crashes as a result of a control malfunction and insufficient training in emergency procedures.
- April 2, 1972 – Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s.
- May 6, 1972 – Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
- September 30, 1972 – Roberto Clemente records the 3,000th and final hit of his career.
Who Were Born On 1972?
- January 15, 1972 – Ernie Reyes, Jr. American actor and martial artist
- February 14, 1972 – Big Daddy V, American professional wrestler
- March 9, 1972 – Kerr Smith, American actor
- April 27, 1972 – Nigel Barker, English fashion photographer
- May 1, 1972 – Earl Va'a, Samoan rugby player
- May 7, 1972 – Peter Dubovský, Slovak footballer (d. 2000)
- May 14, 1972 – Mark Ruskell, England-born Scottish politician
- May 26, 1972 – Patsy Palmer, British actress
- June 2, 1972 – Simon Staho, Danish film director
- November 10, 1972 – Isaac Bruce, American football player