On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • BART begins service with a 26-mi (42-km) line from Oakland to Fremont
  • XX Summer Olympic Games close in Munich, German FR

Famous Birthdays

  • Kip Simons, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Media, Pennsylvania
  • Mark Pope, American NBA forward (Indiana Pacers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Matthew Gilmore, Belgian-Australian cyclist, born in Ghent, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Max Fleischer, Polish-American animator and film producer (Betty Boop, Popeye the Sailor Man), dies at 89