What Happened on September 4, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "The Price is Right" - US's longest running games show debuts on CBS
  • Thieves steal 18 paintings from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in what was at the time the largest art theft in North America.
  • US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Nestor, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Danny Ponce, Waltham Mass, actor (Willie-Valerie/Hogan Family)
  • Fran├žoise Yip, Canadian actress
  • Jason Fisk, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Myra Katherine Hale, Miss America-Nebraska (1996), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Norman Hand, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Kippax, cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies