What Happened on September 9, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

92nd Women's U.S. Open: Billie Jean King beats Kerry Melville Reid (6-3, 7-5)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Wisc), 23, crowned 45th Miss America 1973

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Bronson, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • Goran Višnjić, Croatian actor
  • James Farmer, American educator and artist
  • Mike Hampton, pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Brooksville, Florida
  • Miriam Oremans, Berlicum Neth, tennis star
  • Natasha Kaplinsky, British newsreader