Events in Sport in September 1972

  • Sep 2 Chicago White Sox Milt Pappas no-hits SD Padres, 1-0
  • Sep 4 US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals
  • Sep 5 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics
  • Sep 6 Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 92nd Women's U.S. Open: Billie Jean King beats Kerry Melville Reid (6-3, 7-5)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Sep 10 20th Olympic games close at Munich, German FR
  • Sep 10 Emerson Fittipaldi is youngest to win an auto race World Championship
  • Sep 10 Frank Shorter wins 17th Olympic marathon (2:12:19.8)
  • Sep 10 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • Sep 10 US Men's olympic basketball team's 1st loss, 51-50 to USSR (disputed)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 92nd Men's U.S. Open: Ilie Năstase beats Arthur Ashe (3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Sep 12 Lord Michael Killanin succeeds Avery Brundage as head of Olympics
  • Sep 17 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Quality First Golf Classic
  • Sep 18 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)
  • Sep 25 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • Sep 27 1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)
  • Sep 28 Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 30 Roberto Clemente is 11th to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente