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1972 in Norway

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1972 in Norway
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Events in the year 1972 in Norway.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch - Olav V
  • Prime Minister - Trygve Bratteli (Labour Party) until 17 October, Lars Korvald (Christian Democratic Party)
  • Events

  • 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
  • Literature

  • Bortreist på ubestemt tid, crime novel by Sigrun Krokvik.
  • Notable births

  • 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
  • Notable deaths

  • 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).
  • Full date unknown

  • 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)
  • References

    1972 in Norway Wikipedia


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