On This Day

October 8, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • Despite retiring with suspension trouble at the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, Emerson Fittipaldi becomes first Brazilian to win the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 16 points from Jackie Stewart
  • Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
  • In Game 2 of ALCS, Oakland A's Bert Campaneris fires his bat at Det pitcher

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dede Demet, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Stanislav Varga, Slovakian footballer (Slovan Bratislava), born in Lipany, Czechoslovakia