What Happened on September 8, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

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 team mate Leonid Lytvynenko by 419 points

Famous Birthdays

  • Cari Shayne, American actress (Karen Cates-General Hospital), born in Sellersville, Tennessee
  • Giovanni Frezza, Italian actor
  • Lisa Kennedy, American television personality
  • Markus Babbel, German footballer
  • Phil Laak, Ireland-born professional poker player
  • Tomokazu Seki, Japanese voice actor
  • Trent McCleary, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Swift Current, Canada