What Happened on January 3, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

60th Men's Australian Open: Ken Rosewall beats Malcolm Anderson (7-6, 6-3, 7-5)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Sport awardTennis Open

60th Women's Australian Open: Virginia Wade beats Evonne Goolagong (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb in Callender Street, Belfast, injuring over 60 people

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Deborah Carter, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)
  • Jacques Wildberger, composer
  • Nichole Nordeman, American singer
  • Yoon Chan, South Korean actor

Famous Deaths

  • Frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82