On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1972

Historical Events

  • 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics
  • Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Famous Birthdays

  • Dirk Copeland, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Tom Carter, American NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in St. Petersburg, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Josef Romano, Israeli olympian, murdered
  • Mosje Weinberg, Israeli olympic wrestling coach, murdered
1972 Highlights

About September 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo