On This Day

September 5, 1972 in Sport

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

  • 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dirk Copeland, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jimmy Haynes, m Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • Tom Carter, American NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), born in St. Petersburg, Florida

Deaths in Sport

  • Mosje Weinberg, Israeli olympic wrestling coach, murdered