What Happened on January 24, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
  • WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga, TN (IND) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Jay Walker, quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Joe Garten, WLAF center (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
  • Raphael Graetz, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Salima Davidson, volleyball setter (Olympics-96), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Shannon Garrett, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Ulla Werbrouck, Belgian judoka and politician

Famous Deaths

  • Jerome Cowan, actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie), dies at 74