November 1972 calendar

November 1972

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 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 November 1972: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1972?


  • 01 Nov 1972 1st gay theme TV movie - That Certain Summer
  • 02 Nov 1972 Construction begins on the Kingdome, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • 04 Nov 1972 Bangladesh adopts constitution
  • 05 Nov 1972 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
  • 07 Nov 1972 US President Richard Nixon (Republican) re-elected defeating George McGovern (Democrat).
  • 10 Nov 1972 Southern Airways Flight 49 from Birmingham, Alabama is hijacked and, at one point, is threatened with crashing into the nuclear installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After two days, the plane lands in Havana, Cuba, where the hijackers are jailed by Fidel Castro.
  • 11 Nov 1972 Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time
  • 14 Nov 1972 Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)
  • 15 Nov 1972 Circle-in the-Square Theater opens at 1633 Broadway, New York City
  • 16 Nov 1972 Dear Oscar opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 19 Nov 1972 Ambassador opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 21 Nov 1972 Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL
  • 22 Nov 1972 Flyers start Islanders on 15 game winless streak
  • 25 Nov 1972 Ambassador closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 26 Nov 1972 Pete Gogolak scores New York Giants record 8 points after a touchdown.
  • 27 Nov 1972 Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government
  • 28 Nov 1972 Via Galactica opens at Uris Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 29 Nov 1972 Atari releases the Pong coin-operated arcade video game system. Nolan Bushnell and Al Alcorn developed the game at Atari, partly based on the Magnavox Odyssey system.
  • 30 Nov 1972 BBC bans Wings Hi, Hi, Hi
  • 07 Nov 1972 United States presidential election: U.S. President Richard Nixon is re-elected in the largest landslide victory at the time.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in November 1972?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - I Can See Clearly Now
  2. - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
  3. - Nights In White Satin
  4. - I'd Love You To Want Me
  5. - I Am Woman

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Clair
  2. - My Ding-A-Ling
  3. - Crazy Horses
  4. - Mouldy Old Dough
  5. - Long Haired Lover From Liverpool


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1972?

My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

My Name Is Asher Lev


Asher Lev, a Ladover Hashid, is kosher and prays three times daily. He also believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom (Master of the Universe).

The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

The Joy Of Sex


The Joy of Sex is a famous program that helps couples find sex that is fun, exciting, passionate, satisfying, and most importantly, enjoyable.

To Serve Them All My Days by R.F. Delderfield

To Serve Them All My Days


To Serve Them All my Days is the poignant story of David Powlett Jones, who returns from World War I wounded and shell-shocked. He is hired by Bamfylde School to teach history. There, he rejects the traditional curriculum and teaches …

The Camerons by Robert Crichton

The Camerons


The Camerons

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage