September 1, 1972 – Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky in a chess match in Reykjavík, Iceland, becoming the first American world chess champion.
A few days later, The Price Is Right debuted on CBS hosted by Bob Barker.
And eleven Israeli athletes at the Summer Olympics in Munich were murdered after 8 members of the Arab terrorist group Black September invaded the Olympic Village; 5 guerillas and 1 policeman were also killed in a failed hostage rescue.
And these were the top 5 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for September 2, 1972:
#5 – Argent – Hold Your Head Up
#4 – Looking Glass – Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)
#3 – Al Green – I’m Still In Love With You
#2 – The Hollies – Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
#1 – Gilbert O’Sullivan – Alone Again (Naturally)