What Happened on September 8, 1972

Historical Events

  • Chic Cub Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th game for 6th straight year
  • East German Annelie Ehrhardt with a world record 12.59 takes the 100m hurdles gold medal at the Munich Olympics; beats Romanian Valeria Bufanu by just 0.25
  • Jim Ryan (US) & Billy Fordjour (Ghana) collide & fall in qualifying competitions for 1,500m finals, ending Ryan's chances for gold
  • Mykola Avilov representing the Soviet Union scores a world record 8454 points to win the decathlon gold medal at the Munich Olympics; beats teammate Leonid Lytvynenko by 419 points

Famous Birthdays

  • Cari Shayne, American actress (Karen Cates-General Hospital), born in Sellersville, Tennessee
  • Giovanni Frezza, Italian actor, born in Potenza, Italy
  • Kennedy [Lisa Kennedy Montgomery], American political commentator and television personality, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Lance Bangs, American filmmaker and music video director, born in Sacramento, California
  • Markus Babbel, German football player and coach, born in Munich, West Germany
  • Phil Laak, Irish-American professional poker player, born in Dublin
  • Tomokazu Seki, Japanese voice actor, born in Kōtō, Tokyo
  • Trent McCleary, Canadian NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Swift Current, Canada
1972 Highlights

About September 8, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 21 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