What Happened on September 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Northern Illinois.
  • An SAS domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm was hijacked and flown to Malmö-Bulltofta Airport.
  • WMAO TV channel 23 in Greenwood, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Amanda Lynn Granrud, Miss America-Montana (1996), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • Jimmy Carr, English comedian
  • Kit Chan, Singaporean singer
  • Princess Letizia of Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1887)
  • Ulvi Cemal Erkin, composer, dies at 66