On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1972

Historical Events

  • BART begins passenger service in San Francisco
  • Tanzania troops march in to Uganda

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

TV comedy "M*A*S*H", adapted from the movie, starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Wayne Rogers, and McLean Stevenson debuts on CBS in the US

Actor, Director and Comedian Alan Alda
Actor, Director and Comedian
Alan Alda

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Williams, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • Bobby Lee, American comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Akim Tamiroff, Armenian-Russian actor (Touch of Evil, For Whom the Bell Tolls), dies at 72
1972 Highlights

About September 17, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo