What Happened on January 7, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Iberian Airlines 'plane crashes into 800ft peak on island of Ibiza, 104 die
  • LA Lakers 33 straight win streak snapped, losing to Bucks 120-104
  • LA Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record)
  • Lewis F Powell Jr becomes a US Supreme Court Justice
  • William Hubbs Rehnquist sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron John Mcintosh, sailboard sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Chuck Levy, kick returner/running back (SF 49ers)
  • Donald Brashear, Bedford, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies
  • Eftichia Papagianopoulos, Greek lyricist
  • John Berryman, US poet (Imaginary Jew), dies