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
  • US President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on a manned space shuttle
  • West-Pakistani sheik Mujib ur-Rahman freed

Famous Birthdays

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