# 343 - 1972: Music and Headlines

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- Terrorists Hijack the Summer Olympic Games in Munich, killing 11 Israeli Athletes.
- Five people are arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. (AKA - The Beginning of the End for both President Nixon and the Republican Party)
- Mustachioed Speedo Wearing Swimmer Mark Spitz swims to heights at the Summer Olympics, winning a then-record Seven Gold Medals.
- President Nixon visits Russia and China.
- The Last TWO Moon Missions (Apollo 16 & Apollo 17) Take Place. NASA also announces the Space Shuttle Program.
- Idi Amin takes over Uganda.
- The last ground troops leave Vietnam.
- Sapporo, Japan hosts the Winter Olympics, 32 years after it was originally supposed to Host.

COLUMBUS in 1972:
- The First Community Festival (Comfest) takes place at 16th and Waldeck Avenues near the OSU Campus.
- Tom Moody takes office as Mayor of Columbus on January 1, beginning 28 straight years of Republican Leadership in the City of Columbus (the first 12 were by Moody).
- Archie Mason Griffin, a freshman fullback from Eastmoor High School in Columbus shatters records (which have since been shattered, sans the Heisman one) for Ohio State, in the first year that the NCAA allows Freshmen to compete.
- The OHSAA High School Football Playoffs are held for the first time. The Eagles from Bishop Watterson are Class AA Runners-Up in Football.
- Bishop Ready wins the Class AA Boys Basketball Championship.

NCAA Basketball - UCLA Bruins (6th Straight)
College Football - University of Southern California Trojans
Big Ten Football - The Ohio B*ckeyes
Super Bowl VI - Dallas Cowboys
NFL (1972 Season) - The Team of Perfection, the Miami Dolphins
NBA - Los Angeles Lakers (first Title in Los Angeles; Lakers also won a record 33 straight games that season)
Stanley Cup - Boston Bruins
World Series - Oakland Athletics
Heisman Trophy - Johnny Rodgers (Wingback), Nebraska Cornhuskers

Album of the Year: "Tapestry" (Carole King; Lou Adler, Producer)**
Record of the Year: "It's Too Late" (King; Adler, Producer)
Song of the Year: "You've Got A Friend" (Carole King, Songwriter)*
Best New Artist: Carly Simon
Original Score for a TV or Movie: "Shaft" (Isaac Hayes, Composer)
* - "You've Got a Friend" won for Male Pop Vocal Performance for James Taylor
** - "Tapestry" also won for Pop Female Vocal Performance for King, as well

Best Play - Sticks and Bones (written by David Rabe)
Best Musical - Two Gentlemen of Verona (by the same guys who brought us Hair)

Best Picture - The French Connection
Best Actor - Gene Hackman, The French Connection
Best Actress - Jane Fonda, Klute
Best Supporting Actor - Ben Johnson, The Last Picture Show
Best Supporting Actress - Cloris Leachman, The Last Picture Show
Best Director - William Friedkin, The French Connection
Best Original Song - The Theme from "Shaft", Isaac Hayes

Best Comedy Series - All in the Family (CBS)
Best Drama Series - Elizabeth R - Masterpiece Theatre (PBS)
Best Dramatic Special - Brian's Song (ABC)
Best Daytime Soap (NEW Category) - The Doctors (NBC)
Best Variety Series - The Carol Burnett Show (CBS)
Best Actor, Comedy - Carroll O'Connor, All in the Family (CBS)
Best Actress, Comedy - Jean Stapleton, All in the Family (CBS)
Best Supporting Actor, Comedy - Edward Asner, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Best Supporting Actress, Comedy (TIE) - Valerie Harper, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS) & Sally Struthers, All in the Family (CBS)
Best Actor, Drama - Peter Falk, Columbo (NBC)
Best Actress, Drama - Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth R (PBS)
Best Supporting Actor, Drama - Jack Warden, Brian's Song (ABC)
Best Supporting Actress, Drama - Jenny Agutter, The Snow Goose (NBC)
Best Actor - Single Appearance - Keith Michell, The Six Wives of Henry VIII (CBS/PBS)
Best Actress - Single Appearance - Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth R (PBS)