On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1972

Historical Events

  • "From Israel with Love" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Despite retiring with suspension trouble at the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, Emerson Fittipaldi becomes first Brazilian to win the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 16 points from Jackie Stewart
  • Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
  • In Game 2 of ALCS, Oakland A's Bert Campaneris fires his bat at Det pitcher
  • Lerrin LaGrow Campy, who had been hit by a pitch, is fined & suspended

Famous Birthdays

  • Dede Demet, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Stanislav Varga, Slovakian footballer (Slovan Bratislava), born in Lipany, Czechoslovakia
1972 Highlights

About October 8, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra