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.

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1972

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews

Don't Torture a Duckling

Don't Torture a Duckling

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas


Which were the most popular books released in September 1972?
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On The Night Of The Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon


For generations, Victoria Holt has dazzled and entertained millions of readers with her spine-tingling novels of romantic suspense. On the Night of the Seventh Moon is one of her most evocative,

The Summer Game by Roger Angell

The Summer Game


A classic collection of early sportswriting by renowned reporter Roger AngellAcclaimed New Yorker writer Roger Angell’s first book on baseball, The Summer Game, originally published in 1972, is a stunning collection

Fire In The Lake by Frances Fitzgerald

Fire In The Lake


This landmark work, based on Frances FitzGerald's own research and travels, takes us inside Vietnam-into the traditional, ancestor-worshiping villages and the corrupt crowded cities, into the conflicts between Communists and anti-Communists,

The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter

The Peter Prescription


Blending wit and wisdom, Dr. Peter discusses the need for individuals to realize their potential if they are to achieve happiness in life

Report To The Commissioner by James Mills

Report To The Commissioner


Book by James Mills