1972: Twelve Years Before 1984!
-The first Leap Second was added
-Canada began domestic satellite
-The Earth Resources Technology
Satellite (ERTS) was launched by NASA in July, 1972
US launches Christmas
bombing campaign against Hanoi, North Vietnam.
FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover dies. Coincidence? We think not!
"Pong" introduces the video game craze.
SALT I treaty limiting nuclear arms signed by US and USSR.
makes unprecedented eight-day visit to Communist
China and meets with
over direct rule of
Northern Ireland in bid for peace (March 24).|
athletes at Olympic
Games in Munich are killed after eight members of an Arab
invades Olympic Village; five guerrillas and one policeman are also killed
|Nixon orders "Christmas bombing" of North
Background: Vietnam War|
|The VW Beetle becomes the biggest selling car ever|
|Mark Spitz wins 7 Gold medals for swimming Was the timing accurate?|
|The pocket calculator is invented by Texas Instruments|
|The Godfather film is released Coincindence?|
Pink Floyd release "Dark Side of the Moon" Subliminal message?
First call was made with a cell phone (cellular phone) in New York.
In Rome, Laszlo Toth attacks Michelangelo's Pieta statue with a sledgehammer shouting that he is Jesus Christ Apocalyptic? Coincidence?
September 1 - Bobby Fischer defeats Boris Spassky in a chess match at Reykjavík, Iceland, and becomes the first American chess champion (see Match of the Century).
October 16 - A plane carrying US congressman
Boggs of Louisiana and three other men vanishes in Alaska. The wreckage
has never been found, despite a massive search at the time.|
|December 7 - Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon, is launched.|
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