What Happened on September 17, 1972

Historical Events

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

Television Debut

TV comedy series "M*A*S*H", adapted from the movie, starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Wayne Rogers, and McLean Stevenson debuts on CBS in the US; runs for 11 years garnering 14 Emmy and 1 Peabody Award


Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Williams, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • Bobby Lee, American comedian and actor (Splitting Up Together), born in San Diego, Californioa

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? 50 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
  • UK #1 Song: Mama Weer All Crazee Now - Slade