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

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? 49 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo