On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1972

Historical Events

  • American athletes Vincent Matthews & Wayne Collett finish 1-2 in 400m at the Munich Olympics; acted casually on the medal stand, did not face the flag during anthem; banned from the Olympics for life
  • American Rod Milburn with a world record 13.24 wins the 110m hurdles gold medal at the Munich Olympics; just 0.10 seconds ahead of Frenchman Guy Drut
  • East German sprinter Renate Stecher runs a world record equalling 22.40 in the 200m final to repeat her 100m win over Australia's Raelene Boyle at the Munich Olympics
  • Future world professional cycling road race champion Hennie Kuiper of the Netherlands wins the road race gold medal at the Munich Olympics in 4:14:37
  • Nadezhda Chizhova of the Soviet Union throws a world record 21.03m to win the women's shot put at the Munich Olympics

Famous Birthdays

  • Cedric Davis, American NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), born in Brandon, Florida
  • Jason Isringhausen, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brighton, Illinois
  • Willy Tate, American NFL tight end (KC Chiefs), born in Montana, California

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian and honorary secretary of King Leopold III of Belgium, dies at 81
1972 Highlights

About September 7, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  • UK #1 Song: Mama Weer All Crazee Now - Slade