1972 in Norway
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Events in the year 1972 in Norway.
- 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
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- 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).
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- 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)
- Rottem, Øystein (1998). Norges Litteraturhistorie. Etterkrigslitteraturen (in Norwegian). 3. Oslo: Cappelen. p. 89. ISBN 82-02-16426-5.
- "Hugo Rocha". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
- Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1968). "Gowart Olsen, Alf". Hvem er Hvem? (in Norwegian) (10 ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug.
- Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1973). "Fortegnelse over personer som siste gang er omtalt i utgaven 1968 med angivelse av deres dødsdatum". Hvem er Hvem? (in Norwegian) (11 ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 626. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
- "Rasmus Birkeland". SR/Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
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