What Happened on October 8, 1972

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Sports History

In Game 2 of ALCS, Oakland A's Bert Campaneris fires his bat at Det pitcher

  • International music revue "From Israel with Love" closes limited run at Palace Theater, NYC, after 8 performances
  • MLB Detroit Tiger pitcher Lerrin LaGrow and Oakland A's shortstop Bert Campaneris, each fined and suspended when Campaneris flung his bat at the mound after getting hit by a pitch
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

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

About October 8, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ben - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Mouldy Old Dough - Lieutenant Pigeon