What Happened on October 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 164 performances
  • NYC Men's Marathon is won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52; Nina Kuscsik wins Women's race in 3:08:41

Famous Birthdays

  • Danielle Scott, Baton Rouge LA, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Kurt Hiller, German writer, dies at 87

Person of interestLouis Leakey

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

Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist
Louis Leakey