September 1972 calendar

September 1972

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 1972.
The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 1972: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1972?


  • 01 Sep 1972 Egypt and Libya form federation
  • 02 Sep 1972 Renate Stecher runs 100m European female record (11.07 seconds)
  • 04 Sep 1972 US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes first athlete to win seven Olympic gold medals.
  • 05 Sep 1972 11 Israeli athletes are slain at Munich Olympics by Black Sept
  • 06 Sep 1972 Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre
  • 08 Sep 1972 Chicago Cubs' Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th game for 6th straight year.
  • 09 Sep 1972 86th US Womens Tennis: Billie Jean M King beats K Melville (63 75)
  • 10 Sep 1972 20th Olympic games close at Munich, German FR
  • 11 Sep 1972 BART begins service with a 26-mi (42-km) line from Oakland to Fremont
  • 12 Sep 1972 Ciod War: Icelandic gunboats sink 2 British trawlers in North Sea
  • 13 Sep 1972 1st TV broadcast of Waltons on CBS
  • 14 Sep 1972 Waltons TV program premieres
  • 15 Sep 1972 WMAO TV channel 23 in Greenwood, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Sep 1972 1st TV series about mixed marriage-Bridgit Loves Bernie
  • 17 Sep 1972 M*A*S*H, premieres on NBC TV
  • 18 Sep 1972 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs. San Diego)
  • 19 Sep 1972 A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.
  • 21 Sep 1972 Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos issues Proclamation No. 1081 placing the entire country under martial law.
  • 22 Sep 1972 Dictator Idi Amin throws 8,000 Asians out of Uganda
  • 23 Sep 1972 Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos announces over television and radio the implementation of martial law.
  • 24 Sep 1972 New York Jets' Joe Namath passes for six touchdowns versus Baltimore Colts (44-34).
  • 25 Sep 1972 Dutch air force drives away Russian Tupolev-bomber
  • 26 Sep 1972 Norway rejects membership in European Common Market
  • 27 Sep 1972 The Joint Communique of the Government of Japan and the Government of the People's Republic of China is signed in Beijing.
  • 28 Sep 1972 David Bowie sells out his 1st show in New York Carnegie Hall
  • 29 Sep 1972 Sino-Japanese relations: Japan establishes diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China after breaking official ties with the Republic of China.
  • 30 Sep 1972 Roberto Clemente records the 3,000th and final hit of his career.
  • 04 Sep 1972 Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in September 1972?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Alone Again (Naturally)
  2. - Black & White
  3. - Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me
  4. - Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
  5. - I'm Still In Love With You

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Mama Weer All Crazee Now
  2. - Mouldy Old Dough
  3. - You Wear It Well
  4. - Donna
  5. - It's Four In The Morning


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1972?

O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

O Jerusalem!


This remarkable film is now a major motion picture. It recounts moment-by-moment the amazing process that led to Israel's birth. Collins

Paris Was Yesterday by Janet Flanner

Paris Was Yesterday


1925 Flanner started her New Yorker "Letter From Paris" in which the majority of the pieces in this collection were drawn.

My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

My Name Is Asher Lev


Asher Lev, a Ladover Hashid, is kosher and prays three times daily. He also believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom (Master of the Universe).

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull


The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules...people who get special pleasure out of …

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon


Victoria Holt's novels of romantic suspense have been captivating millions of readers for generations. One of her most memorable novels is On the Night of The Seventh Moon.