On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1972

Historical Events

  • Passenger train derails killing 48 (Rust Stasie South Africa)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Pittsburgh right fielder Roberto Clemente doubles off Mets' Jon Matlack to become the 11th MLB player to record 3000 hits as Pirates beat NY, 5-0

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Famous Birthdays

  • Ari Behn, Norwegian author
  • Cedric Saunders, NFL tight end (Tampa Bay Bucs, Scotland Claymores)
  • Jamal Anderson, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Troy Dumas, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
1972 Highlights

About September 30, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years and 1 month
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra