October 1, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • 1st games of World Hockey Association
  • 2nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41

Deaths in History

  • Kurt Hiller, German writer, dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Louis Leakey, Kenyan paleoanthropologist and archaeologist (Olduvai Gorge), dies at 68

Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist
Louis Leakey