What Happened on January 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Lakers-11,178)
  • NYC transit fare rises from 30 cents to 35 cents

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman freed by the newly elected President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • US President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on a manned space shuttle

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph Patton, NFL guard (Washington Redskins)
  • Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer