So What Else Was Going On in September 1972?

Canadians might find it hard to believe, but there were many other happenings in September 1972 going on besides the Canada/Russia hockey series. Let's take a look at what else was going on:

September 1, 1972  Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title

September 2, 1972  Chicago White Sox's Milt Pappas no-hits San Diego Padres, 1-0

September 4, 1972  US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 Olympic gold medals in one Olympic games.

September 5, 1972  11 Israeli athletes are slain at Munich Olympics

September 5, 1972  Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium.

September 6, 1972  John & Yoko appear on Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon

September 8, 1972   Chicago Cub's Canadian pitcher Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th game for 6th straight year

September 10, 1972  US Men's Olympic basketball team's 1st loss, 51-50 to USSR in a controversial finish

September 14, 1972  "Waltons" TV program premiers

September 17, 1972  "M*A*S*H," premiers on TV

September 20, 1972  Police find cannabis growing on Paul & Linda McCartney's farm

September 21, 1972  President Marcos declares martial law in the Philippines

September 24, 1972  Antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at air show, kills 22

September 28, 1972
Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations

September 30, 1972  Passenger train derails killing 48 (Rust Stasie South Africa)

September 30, 1972  Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates collects his 3000th hit against the New York Mets. Clemente died a few months later in a plane crash.