What Happened on September 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • Egypt & Libya form federation

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Williams, British professional wrestler
  • Eiman Thakeb, Miss Egypt Universe (1997)
  • Josh Davis, US, 800m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Louise Dobson, Shepparton Aust, field hockey fullback (Olympics-96)
  • Matt O'Dwyer, NFL guard (NY Jets)

Famous Deaths

  • May Aufderheide, composer, dies at 84