What Happened on January 6, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Kenneth Shelley
  • Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Denis Montana, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts)
  • Nek [Filippo Neviani], Italian singer-songwriter, born in Sassuolo, Modena
  • Shae Marks, playmate (May, 1994), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Willie Clark, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)

Famous Deaths

  • Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)