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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1972.
The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1972: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1972?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1972 Wings release Hi, Hi, Hi in the UK
  • 02 Dec 1972 Via Galactica closes at Uris Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 03 Dec 1972 Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife, Canary Island, 155 die.
  • 05 Dec 1972 Joseph A Walkers River Niger, premieres in New York City
  • 07 Dec 1972 Apollo 17 (US), final manned lunar landing mission (last of Apollo Moon series), is launched.
  • 08 Dec 1972 United Airlines Flight 553 crashes after aborting its landing attempt at Chicago Midway International Airport, killing 45.
  • 11 Dec 1972 Astronauts Cernan and Harrison become 11th and 12th on Moon
  • 13 Dec 1972 Apollo program: Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt begin the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) or ''Moonwalk'' of Apollo 17. This is the last manned mission to the moon of the 20th century.
  • 14 Dec 1972 Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt leave the Moon
  • 16 Dec 1972 Bangladesh Constitution goes into effect
  • 17 Dec 1972 WGVC (now WUCX) TV channel 35 in Grand Rapids, MI (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 18 Dec 1972 Vietnam War: President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will engage North Vietnam in Operation Linebacker II, a series of Christmas bombings, after peace talks collapsed with North Vietnam on the 13th.
  • 19 Dec 1972 Apollo 17 (last of Apollo Moon landing series) returns to Earth
  • 20 Dec 1972 Neil Simons Sunshine Boys, premieres in New York City
  • 21 Dec 1972 Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany.
  • 22 Dec 1972 6.25 earthquake strikes Managua Nicaragua, 12,000+ killed
  • 23 Dec 1972 6.25 Earthquake destroys central Managua Nicaragua, 10,000 die
  • 24 Dec 1972 Swedish Prime minister Olof Palme compares the American bombings of North Vietnam to Nazi massacres. The U.S. breaks diplomatic contact with Sweden.
  • 25 Dec 1972 The Christmas bombing of North Vietnam causes widespread criticism of the U.S. and President Richard Nixon.
  • 26 Dec 1972 Vietnam War: As part of Operation Linebacker II, 120 American B-52 Stratofortress bombers attacked Hanoi, including 78 launched from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the largest single combat launch in Strategic Air Command history.
  • 27 Dec 1972 Purlie opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 28 Dec 1972 Martin Bormann's skeleton found in Berlin (Adolf Hitler's deputy).
  • 29 Dec 1972 Life magazine ceases publication.
  • 30 Dec 1972 US President Richard Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam and announces peace talks.
  • 31 Dec 1972 Leap second day; also in 1973-79, 1987

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Movies

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Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States of America

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Directed by: Abrar Alvi

Starring: Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1972?
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The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam

The Best And The Brightest

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"A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience." -- The New York Times"[The] most comprehensive saga of how America became involved in Vietnam.

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution

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The doctor America trusts now shows you how to live longer and feel better! World-renowned medical expert Dr. Robert C. Atkins has shown millions how to lose weight and keep it

The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian

The Eiger Sanction

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Jonathan Hemlock lives in a renovated Gothic church on Long Island. He is an art professor, a mountain climber, and a mercenary, performing assassinations (i.e.,

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of …

The Persian Boy by Mary Renault

The Persian Boy

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“It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.”–The