On This Day

What Happened in September 1972 (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • Sep 27 1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)

Music Concert

Sep 28 David Bowie sells out his 1st show at NYC's Carnegie Hall

  • Sep 28 Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
  • Sep 28 Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series
  • Sep 29 Japan & People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations
  • Sep 29 Robert McNamara, former US Secretary of Defense, is almost thrown overboard on a ferry by an artist wanting to confront him on his role in escalating US involvement in the Vietnam war (no charges pressed)
  • Sep 30 Passenger train derails killing 48 (Rust Stasie South Africa)

Baseball Record

Sep 30 Pittsburgh right fielder Roberto Clemente doubles off Mets' Jon Matlack to become the 11th MLB player to record 3000 hits as Pirates beat NY, 5-0