1990s|Monarch - Olav V
Prime Minister - Trygve Bratteli (Labour Party) until 17 October, Lars Korvald (Christian Democratic Party)
15 June - The Norwegian pension age is lowered to 67.
16 July - Divers discover the wreck of the Dutch merchant ship Akerendam which sank near the island Runde in 1725 during its maiden voyage killing the entire ship's crew of 200 people. A large gold and silver treasure was also discovered aboard the ship.
25 September - Norwegian European Communities membership referendum where a 53.5 majority says "No" to joining the European Community
The cabinet of Trygve Bratteli resigns as a direct result of the referendum
18 October - Lars Korvald becomes Prime Minister of Norway
18 October – Korvald's Cabinet was appointed.
23 December – Braathens SAFE Flight 239 crashes in Asker upon landing at Fornebu airport, Oslo, Norway, killing 40 of 45 people on board.
The Norwegian Ministry of the Environment is established
Molde Airport, Årø is opened for traffic
The Rock carvings at Alta are discovered
Tripp Trapp, the original Norwegian designed adjustable wooden high chair for children, launched and soon became a best selling item in Norway
Bortreist på ubestemt tid, crime novel by Sigrun Krokvik.
25 January – Anita Østby, politician
13 April – Hugo Rocha, Norway-born Portuguese competitive sailor and Olympic medalist.
23 April – Barbro-Lill Hætta-Jacobsen, politician
16 June – Synnøve Konglevoll, politician
24 June – Mette Gundersen, politician
28 June – Heikki Holmås, politician
14 August – Torkel Engeness, first ever Olympic flag bearer for Kyrgyzstan, despite being a Norwegian citizen and having no connection to Kyrgyzstan
18 August – B. Andreas Bull-Hansen, fantasy writer and former championship powerlifter
30 September – Ari Behn, author
5 January – Olav Midttun, philologist, biographer and magazine editor (b.1883)
6 January – Hans Mikal Solsem, politician (b.1912)
3 February – Sverre Grøner, gymnast and Olympic silver medallist (b.1890)
3 March – Oskar Slaaen, politician (b.1907)
29 March – Reidar Magnus Aamo, politician (b.1898)
4 April – Haldis Tjernsberg, politician (b.1903)
7 April – Mons Arntsen Løvset, politician (b.1891)
11 April – Reidar Ødegaard, cross country skier and Olympic bronze medallist (b.1901)
22 April – Isak Abrahamsen, gymnast and Olympic gold medallist (b.1891)
18 May – Gunnar Thoresen, bobsledder (b.1921)
7 June – Bjarne Eilif Thorvik, politician (b.1908)
13 June – Per Severin Hjermann, politician (b.1891)
16 July – Knut Severin Jakobsen Vik, politician (b.1892)
17 July – Oscar Engelstad, gymnast and Olympic bronze medallist (b.1882)
30 July – Arne Sunde, politician, Olympic shooter, army officer and diplomat (b.1883)
1 September – Tor Lund, gymnast and Olympic gold medallist (b.1888)
6 September – Terje Wold, judge, politician and Minister (b.1899)
14 September – Oddmund Myklebust, politician and Minister (b.1915)
18 September – Gunvald Engelstad, politician (b.1900)
22 September – Olaf Solumsmoen, newspaper editor and politician (b.1896)
28 September – Ole Bae, civil servant (b.1902)
8 October – Karl Johan Fjermeros, politician (b.1885)
11 October – Nils Fixdal, athlete (b.1889)
17 October – Alf Gowart Olsen, shipowner (born 1912).
19 October – Jacob Christie Kielland, architect (b.1897)
October – Reidar Rye Haugan, newspaper publisher in America (b.1893)
11 November – Guri Johannessen, politician (b.1911)
1 December – Harald Houge Torp, politician (b.1890)
7 December – Arne Kildal, librarian and civil servant (b.1885)
12 December – Rasmus Birkeland, sailor and Olympic gold medallist (b.1888).
Petter Martinsen, gymnast and Olympic gold medallist (b.1887)
Gunnar Schjelderup, businessperson (b.1895)
Jon Sundby, politician and Minister (b.1883)
Helge Thiis, architect and art critic (b.1897)
Jørgen Vogt, newspaper editor and politician (b.1900)
1972 in Norway Wikipedia
Events in the year 1972 in Norway.