On This Day

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

  • Jimmy Carr, English comedian
  • Kit Chan, Singaporean singer
  • Princess Letizia of Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Geoffrey Fisher, Baron Fisher of Lambeth, Archbishop of Canterbury (1945-61), dies at 85
  • Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Turkish composer, one of "The Turkish Five" (Köçekçe - Dance Rhapsody for Orchestra), dies from a stroke at 66