What Happened on September 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer beats Russian champion Boris Spassky 12.5-8.5 in the most publicised world title match ever

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • Egypt & Libya form federation

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Williams, British professional wrestler
  • Josh Davis, American 800m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Louise Dobson, Shepparton Aust, field hockey fullback (Olympics 1996)
  • Matt O'Dwyer, American NFL guard (NY Jets), born in Lincolnshire, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • May Aufderheide, composer, dies at 84