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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1972?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1972 3rd NYC Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52
  • 02 Oct 1972 From Israel with Love opens at Palace Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 03 Oct 1972 Baltimore Roric Harrison is last AL pitcher to homer until interleague play 25 years later
  • 04 Oct 1972 Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0
  • 05 Oct 1972 Herbert Mullin, serial killer, first kills, claiming to prevent earthquakes.
  • 06 Oct 1972 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico.
  • 08 Oct 1972 From Israel with Love closes at Palace Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 09 Oct 1972 Dude opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 10 Oct 1972 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
  • 11 Oct 1972 Panama adopts constitution
  • 12 Oct 1972 Hurry, Harry opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • 13 Oct 1972 Hurry, Harry closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances
  • 14 Oct 1972 Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats
  • 15 Oct 1972 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
  • 16 Oct 1972 Pacific Paradise opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 17 Oct 1972 1st time Islanders shut-out-5-0 vs. Penguins
  • 19 Oct 1972 Mother Earth opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 20 Oct 1972 Queen Juliana visits Yugoslavia
  • 21 Oct 1972 Dude closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 22 Oct 1972 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA GAC Golf Classic
  • 23 Oct 1972 Pippin opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1944 performances
  • 25 Oct 1972 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Kenneth J Arrow and John R Hicks
  • 26 Oct 1972 Guided tours of Alcatraz (by US Park Service) begin.
  • 27 Oct 1972 Golden Gate National Recreation Area created.
  • 28 Oct 1972 Mother Earth closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 29 Oct 1972 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • 30 Oct 1972 45 die in a train crash in Chicago, Illinois
  • 31 Oct 1972 Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Country: United States of America

Office Romance

Office Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili

Ikiru

Ikiru

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Country: United States of America

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Country: United States of America

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1972?
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The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War

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Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and …

Super Money by Adam Smith

Super Money

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Hardcover - 1972

My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

My Name Is Asher Lev

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Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe.

The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter

The Peter Prescription

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Blending wit and wisdom, Dr. Peter discusses the need for individuals to realize their potential if they are to achieve happiness in life

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

To Serve Them All My Days

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To Serve Them All My Days is the moving saga of David Powlett-Jones, who returns from World War I injured and shell-shocked. He is hired to teach history at Bamfylde School, where he rejects the formal curriculum and teaches the …