What Happened in 1972 (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 843

  • Sep 4 US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals
  • Sep 4 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 4 Thieves steal 18 paintings from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in what was at the time the largest art theft in North America.
  • Sep 4 "The Price is Right" - US's longest running games show debuts on CBS
  • Sep 5 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics
  • Sep 5 Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Sep 6 Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre
  • Sep 8 Chic Cub Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th game for 6th straight year
  • Sep 8 Jim Ryan (US) & Billy Fordjour (Ghana) collide & fall in qualifying competitions for 1,500m finals, ending Ryan's chances for gold
  • Sep 9 Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Wisc), 23, crowned 45th Miss America 1973

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 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
  • Sep 10 20th Olympic games close at Munich, German FR
  • Sep 10 Emerson Fittipaldi is youngest to win an auto race World Championship
  • Sep 10 Frank Shorter wins 17th Olympic marathon (2:12:19.8)
  • Sep 10 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • Sep 10 US Men's olympic basketball team's 1st loss, 51-50 to USSR (disputed)
  • Sep 10 WKAR TV channel 23 in East Lansing, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 10 3 British soldiers are killed in a land mine attack near Dungannon, County Tyrone

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 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
  • Sep 11 BART begins service with a 26-mi (42-km) line from Oakland to Fremont
  • Sep 12 Lord Michael Killanin succeeds Avery Brundage as head of Olympics
  • Sep 13 1st TV broadcast of "Waltons" on CBS
  • Sep 14 "Waltons" TV program premieres
  • Sep 14 Jason Miller's "That Championship Season," premieres in NYC
  • Sep 14 West Germany & Poland establish diplomatic relations
  • Sep 14 2 people are killed and 1 mortally wounded in a Ulster Volunteer Force bomb attack on the Imperial Hotel, Belfast
  • Sep 15 WMAO TV channel 23 in Greenwood, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15 A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Northern Illinois.
  • Sep 15 An SAS domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm was hijacked and flown to Malmö-Bulltofta Airport.
  • Sep 16 1st TV series about mixed marriage-Bridgit Loves Bernie
  • Sep 16 Penny Marshall appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Fly Unfriendly Skies"
  • Sep 17 "M*A*S*H," premieres on NBC TV
  • Sep 17 BART begins passenger service in SF
  • Sep 17 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Quality First Golf Classic
  • Sep 17 Tanzania troops march in to Uganda
  • Sep 18 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)
  • Sep 19 A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.
  • Sep 20 Police find cannabis growing on Paul & Linda McCartney's farm
  • Sep 20 Libya acquires a 50 percent interest in two ENI oil concessions
  • Sep 20 The Social Democratic and Labour Party issues a document entitled "Towards a New Ireland", proposing that the British and Irish governments should have joint sovereignty over Northern Ireland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law in Philippines (not publicly announced until 23rd Sep)

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • Sep 21 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 22 Dictator Idi Amin expels 8,000 Asians from Uganda
  • Sep 23 Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos annouces state of emergency and declares martial law
  • Sep 24 Antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at air show, kills 22
  • Sep 24 Jack Tatum, Oakland, returns a fumble 104 yds vs Green Bay (rec)
  • Sep 24 NY Jet Joe Namath passes for 6 touchdowns vs Balt Colt (44-34)
  • Sep 25 Dutch air force drives away Russian Tupolev-bomber
  • Sep 25 KAVT (now KSMQ) TV channel 15 in Austin, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 25 Norway votes to join European common market
  • Sep 25 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • Sep 26 American Museum of Immigration dedicated
  • Sep 26 Norway rejects membership in European Common Market
  • Sep 27 1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 David Bowie sells out his 1st show in NY Carnegie Hall

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • Sep 28 Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
  • Sep 28 Canada defeats the USSR in the eigth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series.
  • Sep 29 Japan & People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations
  • Sep 30 Passenger train derails killing 48 (Rust Stasie South Africa)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 30 Roberto Clemente is 11th to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Oct 1 "Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 164 performances
  • Oct 1 1st games of World Hockey Association
  • Oct 1 2nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41
  • Oct 1 3rd NYC Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52
  • Oct 1 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
  • Oct 2 "From Israel with Love" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Oct 2 Aeroflot Il-18 crashes near Black Sea resort of Sochi, kills 105
  • Oct 2 Bill Stoneman of Montreal pitches his 2nd no-hitter, beating Mets, 7-0
  • Oct 2 Danish population votes for membership of the European Common Market
  • Oct 2 Mont Expos Bill Stoneman 2nd no-hitter beats NY Mets, 7-0
  • Oct 2 Ron Johnson becomes 1st NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs Philadelphia)
  • Oct 3 Indians set a team record for lowest team batting avg .234
  • Oct 3 Spaceflight 71-2 launched; 1st flexible substrate photovoltaic flown
  • Oct 3 Steve Carlton wins 27th game for Phillies (almost ½ of their 59 wins)
  • Oct 3 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Oct 3 Balt Roric Harrison is last AL pitcher to homer until interleague play 25 years later

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Oct 5 Herbert Mullin 1st kills, claiming it was to prevent earthquakes
  • Oct 6 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico
  • Oct 6 Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Jack Lynch closes the Sinn Féin office in Dublin
  • Oct 7 1st season game at Nassau Coliseum, Flames-3, Islanders-2
  • Oct 8 "From Israel with Love" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Oct 8 Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 8 In Game 2 of ALCS, A's Bert Campaneris fires his bat at Det pitcher
  • Oct 8 Lerrin LaGrow Campy, who had been hit by a pitch, is fined & suspended
  • Oct 8 23rd Formula One WDC: Emerson Fittipaldi wins by 16 points
  • Oct 9 "Dude" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Oct 10 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
  • Oct 10 3 members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature explosion in a house in Balkan Street, Lower Falls, Belfast
  • Oct 11 Panama adopts constitution
  • Oct 11 Prison uprising at Washington, D.C. jail
  • Oct 11 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 12 "Hurry, Harry" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • Oct 12 46 sailors injured in race riot on American aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk
  • Oct 12 Billy Harris failed in 1st Islander penalty shot
  • Oct 12 Mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole
  • Oct 12 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Detroit Tigers, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 13 "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances
  • Oct 13 Aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,409

  • Jun 5 Mike Bucci, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 5 Chuck Klosterman, American journalist
  • Jun 5 Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
  • Jun 6 Dulip Liyanage, cricketer (Sri Lanka righty fast-medium Test bowler)
  • Jun 6 Erin Woodley, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic-silver-96), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Jun 6 Frankie King, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • Jun 6 Gary Downs, running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jun 6 Jeff Williams, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)
  • Jun 6 Marko Kiprusoff, Turku FIN, NHL defenseman (Team Finland, Montreal)
  • Jun 6 Cristina Scabbia, Italian singer (Lacuna Coil)
  • Jun 7 Jeff Burris, NFL cornerback/punt returner (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 7 Karl Urban, New Zealand actor
  • Jun 8 David Sloan, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • Jun 8 P[eter] J[ason] Farley, Hackensack, bass (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
  • Jun 8 Christian Mayrleb, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 9 Bryan Strang, cricket pace bowler (brother of Paul Zimbabwe 1995- )
  • Jun 9 Steven Salter, CFL offensive linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jun 9 Wardell Rouse, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Jun 9 Tomoe Hanba, Japanese voice actress
  • Jun 9 Wesley Reid Scantlin, Kansas City Missouri, American guitarist and singer (Puddle of Mudd)
  • Jun 10 C J Richardson, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jun 10 David Dunn, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • Jun 10 Edward Reevey, St John NB, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 SC Intercol)
  • Jun 10 Pat Johnson, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 10 Radmila Šekerinska, Macedonian politician
  • Jun 10 Steven Fischer, American film producer and director
  • Jun 11 Andrew Peterson, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Jun 11 Joe O'Brien, WLAF defensive tackle (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jun 12 Inger Miller, 100m runner, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 12 Nathalie Baudone, Rocurt Belgium, tennis star (3rd round 1995 US Open)
  • Jun 12 Patrick van Diemen, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, NEC)
  • Jun 12 Scott Dawes, Australian baseball catcher (Olympics-1996)
  • Jun 12 Bounty Killer, Jamaican deejay
  • Jun 13 Sale Isaia, OL (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Jun 13 Natalie MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • Jun 14 Jeff Kysar, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 14 Rick Brunson, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers)
  • Jun 14 Matthias Ettrich, German computer scientist (KDE)
  • Jun 14 Shaun Keaveny, British radio DJ
  • Jun 15 Andrew Pettitte, Baton Rouge LA, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Jun 15 DeWayne Patterson, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jun 15 Jean Francois Labbe, Sherbrooke, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Jun 15 Justin C G Leonard, PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-3rd), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 15 Lianne Bennion, rower (Olympics-96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 15 Ramiro Mendoza, Los Santos Panama, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Jun 15 Sandy Mccarthy, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 15 Tony Clark, Newton KS, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
  • Jun 15 Hank Von Helvete, Turbonegro Frontman
  • Jun 16 Shawnelle Scott, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Jun 16 John Cho, Korean-American actor
  • Jun 16 Simon Khan, English golfer
  • Jun 16 Ann Shoket, American magazine editor
  • Jun 17 Dirk-Jan Derksen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Jun 17 James McKnight, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jun 17 Sebastian White, musician and artist
  • Jun 18 Otakar Vejvoda, Kladno CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Rep)
  • Jun 19 Andre Strode, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • Jun 19 Anna Van der Kamp, Abbotsford BC, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 19 Millard Coleman, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jun 19 Poppy Montgomery, Australian actress
  • Jun 19 Dennis Lyxzén, Swedish musician
  • Jun 19 Robin Tunney, American actress (The Mentalist), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 19 Jean Dujardin, 1st French actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor (The Artist), born in Rueil-Malmaison, Île-de-France
  • Jun 20 Jo Roberts, WLAF quarterback (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jun 20 Jozef Stumpel, Nitra CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Boston)
  • Jun 20 Juan Castro, Sinaloa Mexico, infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • Jun 20 Martin Keino, Nyeri Kenya, 1.5k runner
  • Jun 20 Paras Mhambrey, Indian cricket pace bowler (Test v England 1996)
  • Jun 20 Paul Bako, American baseball player
  • Jun 21 Andrew Jordan, NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jun 21 Billy Milner, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 21 Heath Rylance, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jun 21 Jamal Ellis, NFL/WLAF cornerback (Denver Broncos, Rhein Fire)
  • Jun 21 Marv Marshall, NFL/WLAF receiver (Buccaneers, Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jun 21 Tony Berti, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jun 21 Alon Hilu, Israeli writer
  • Jun 21 Neil Doak, former Irish cricketer
  • Jun 23 Cory Schlesinger, NHL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • Jun 23 Larry Whigham, NFL safety (NE Patriots)
  • Jun 23 Roell Preston, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 23 Selma Blair, American actress (Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde) born in Southfield, Michigan

Actress Selma Blair
Selma Blair
  • Jun 23 Ron Corning, American television anchor
  • Jun 23 Zinedine Zidane, French footballer
  • Jun 24 Jose Simon, WLAF defensive tackle (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jun 24 Mitch Berger, punter (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jun 24 Shawn King, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Jun 24 Robbie McEwen, Australian cyclist
  • Jun 24 Denis Zvegelj, Slovenian rower
  • Jun 25 Amy Wickus, Baraboo Wisconsin, 800m/1500m runner
  • Jun 25 Carlos Delgado, Aguadilla Puerto Rico, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Jun 25 Mike Kroeger, Canadian musician (Nickelback)
  • Jun 26 Jai Taurima, Australian long jumper (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 26 Jerris McPhail, running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 26 Garou, Canadian singer
  • Jun 28 Arie van de Padt, Dutch soccer player (Tonegido, Sparta)
  • Jun 28 Eric Johnson, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jun 28 Jerry Colquitt, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jun 28 Kelly Wiltshire, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jun 28 Marvin Jones, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • Jun 28 Ryan Fujita, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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