"THEE" HILLIARD HIGH SCHOOL
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Class of 1972
(Last Updated March 12, 2017)
EVENTS OF 1972...
- The Coca-Cola company "teaches the world to sing" in its popular television commercials.
- Nixon visits China.
- President Nixon Signed Act Barring Sex Discrimination in College Sports.
- Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama is shot.
- The Watergate scandal starts as five men are apprehended while attempting to bug the Democratic National Committee HQ.
- FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover dies.
- President Harry S. Truman dies.
- Richard M. Nixon is re-elected as US President.
- US launches Christmas bombing campaign against Hanoi, North Vietnam.
- Jack Nicklaus Won the Masters Golf Tournament.
- Super Bowl VI - Dallas Cowboys beat Miami Dolphins. Roger Staubach of Dallas named MVP.
- Winter Olympic Games held in Sapporo.
- Mark Donahue wins Indy 500 in Sunoco McLaren.
- Summer Olympic Games held in Munich.
- Mark Spitz becomes second to win five gold medals in one Olympics.
- Terrorist attack at Munich Olympics, 11 Israeli athletes killed.
- Pink Floyd released their "Dark Side of the Moon" album.
- Don McLean released his 8+ minute version of "American Pie".
- John Lennon released his megahit "Imagine".
- The Godfather was the most popular movie.
- America meets the The Waltons family on television.
- M*A*S*H television series premieres on CBS.
- HBO, the first pay cable network, is born.
- Atari introduces the arcade version of Pong, the first video game.
- Tomlinson writes first email program.
- 1st Scientific Hand-Held Calculator (HP-35) was introduced ($395).
- The compact disk is developed by RCA.
- First Flight of the Goodyear Blimp Took Place.