Historical Events on September 8, 1972

About Sep 8, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 1 month and 12 days

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