What Happened on September 11, 1972

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
1972 Highlights

About September 11, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Black & White - Three Dog Night
  • UK #1 Song: Mama Weer All Crazee Now - Slade