On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • BART begins passenger service in San Francisco
  • Tanzania troops march in to Uganda
  • TV comedy M*A*S*H, adapted from the movie, starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit and Wayne Rogers debuts on CBS in the US

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Williams, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • Bobby Lee, American comedian
  • Darrius Johnson, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

Famous Deaths

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