What Happened on September 17, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "M*A*S*H," premieres on NBC TV
  • BART begins passenger service in SF
  • Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Quality First Golf Classic
  • Tanzania troops march in to Uganda

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Williams, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • Bobby Lee, American comedian
  • Darrius Johnson, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

Famous Deaths

  • Akim Tamiroff, actor (Hotel Paradisio, Lord Jim), dies at 72