What Happened on April 9, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Sugar" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 506 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

36th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

  • Glenn Turner (259) & Terry Jarvis make 387 opening cricket stand v WI
  • USSR & Iraq sign friendship treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian DeMarco, NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Craig Jones, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jeffrey van As, soccer player (MVV)
  • Karen Clark, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-silver-96), born in Calgary, Alberta

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

James F. Byrnes, American politician and statesman influential in domestic and foreign policy in the mid-1940s, dies at 89

Politician and US Secretary of State James F. Byrnes
Politician and US Secretary of State
James F. Byrnes