What Happened on October 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 164 performances
  • 1st games of World Hockey Association
  • 2nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41
  • 3rd NYC Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Famous Birthdays

  • Danielle Scott, Baton Rouge LA, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-96)

Famous Deaths

  • Kurt Hiller, German writer, dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Louis Leakey, English anthropologist, dies at 68

Archaeologist Louis Leakey
Louis Leakey