1972 MAJOR NEWS STORIES:
Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack, Mark Spitz 7 gold medals, Digital Watches are introduced, Governor George Wallace is shot. First scientific hand-held calculator, Antiwar demonstrations draw 100,000, Cod War, Bloody Sunday and Bloody Friday Northern Ireland just for openers.
OTHER MEMORABLE EVENTS:
-President Nixon visits China
Officialy opening talks between the two countries,.
-Idi Amin orders all Asians out of Uganda
In order to distract the people from the collapsing economy, 'Idi Amin ordered all asian non-citizens out of the country.
-The European Airbus takes its maiden flight
The first European wide-body passenger plane, designed in part by five different countries.
-HBO (Home Box Office) subscription cable TV launch
-First commercially successful game (Pong) released
-Nike running shoes hit the market
-George McGovern dropped his running mate
After it was revealed that his running mate, Thomas Eagleton had electric-shock therapy to treat depression
-George Wallace shot while campaigning
While campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, he was shot and permanently paralyzed.
-Last Apollo mission to the moon
-Riichard Nixon visits the Soviet Union
Richard Nixon becomes the first US president to visit the Soviet Union.
-EPA bans use of DDT
-Federal Express is founded
-Bobby Fischer beats Soviet Spassky
-The book , Joy of Sex, is released
-Okinawan islands returned to the Japanese
-Supreme Court rules against death penalty
-Last man on the moon Eugene Cernan
He was on Apollo 17 on December 1972.
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson
J. Edgar Hoover
The Poseidon Adventure
What's Up, Doc?
POPULAR MUSICIANS & SINGERS
Simon and Garfunkel
The Moody Blues
-HBO Launched in US as the first subscription cable service
-Richard Nixon orders the start for the space shuttle program
-Digital Watches are introduced
-First scientific hand-hel calculator
-The Volkswagen Beetle becomes the most popular car ever sold
HOW MUCH THINGS COST
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1020
-Average Cost of new house $27,550.00
-Average Income per year $11,800.00
-Average Monthly Rent $165.00
-Coast of a gallon of Gas 55 cents
-Kodak Pocket $28.00
-Wrangler Jeans $12.00
-Ladies Timex Watch $30.00
-Ford Pinto $2,078
-Barbie Doll Designer Collection $2.85
-Frisbee 94 cents
-Hellman's Mayonnaise $1.39
-Fresh Strawberries 31 lb cents
-Ground Beef 98 lb cents
-Fruit Cocktail Can 20 cents