Historical Events in September 1972

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Sep 1 Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • Sep 1 Egypt & Libya form federation
  • Sep 2 Chicago White Sox Milt Pappas no-hits SD Padres, 1-0
  • Sep 2 Renate Stecher runs 100m European female record (11.07 sec)

Music release#1 in the Charts

Sep 2 Rod Stewart's 1st #1 hit (You Wear it Well)

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
  • Sep 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 2 The headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) in Belfast is severely damaged by an IRA bomb
  • 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

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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

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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)

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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