What Happened on September 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • American breaststroker Cathy Carr swims a world record 1:13.58 to win the 100m gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • American breaststroker John Hencken beats David Wilkie of Great Britain to win the 200m gold medal in world record 2:21.55 at the Munich Olympic Games
  • Chicago White Sox Milt Pappas no-hits SD Padres, 1-0
  • East German sprinter Renate Stecher sets world record 11.07 to beat Raelene Boyle of Australia for the women's 100m gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • East German swimmer Roland Matthes wraps up the Olympic backstroke double with a world record 2:02.82 in the 200m in Munich, having already won the 100m in Olympic record time
  • French track cyclist Daniel Morelon successfully defends his Olympic sprint title beating Australian John Nicholson for the gold medal in Munich
  • John Akii-Bua of Uganda with a world record 47.82 wins the 400m hurdles gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • Renate Stecher runs 100m European female record (11.07 sec)

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  • The headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) in Belfast is severely damaged by an IRA bomb
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • James Willis, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Katarina Studenikova, Bratislava Slovak Rep, tennis star