What Happened on September 10, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 20th Olympic games close at Munich, German FR
  • 3 British soldiers are killed in a land mine attack near Dungannon, County Tyrone

Sport awardTennis Open

92nd Men's U.S. Open: Ilie Năstase beats Arthur Ashe (3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Emerson Fittipaldi is youngest to win an auto race World Championship
  • Frank Shorter wins 17th Olympic marathon (2:12:19.8)
  • Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • US Men's olympic basketball team's 1st loss, 51-50 to USSR (disputed)
  • WKAR TV channel 23 in East Lansing, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • James Duval, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Sidney Pegler, South African cricket leg spinner (16 Tests), dies at 84