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:
1, 1972 Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for
world chess title
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
14, 1972 "Waltons" TV program premiers
September 20, 1972 Police find cannabis growing on Paul & Linda McCartney's farm
September 21, 1972 President Marcos declares martial law in the Philippines
24, 1972 Antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at air show,
September 30, 1972 Passenger train derails killing 48 (Rust Stasie South Africa)
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