What Happened on January 9, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Billionaire Howard Hughes says Clifford Irving's bio is a fake
  • British coal miners begin a national strike, the first for half a century
  • Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • Retired passenger liner Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire in Hong Kong harbour

Famous Birthdays

  • Angie Martinez, American radio and television personality
  • Eddie Mason, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • Jay Powell, baseball player
  • Jay Powell, Meridian MS, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Kristie Hicks, Bardstown Kentucky, Miss America-Kentucky (1996)
  • Sarah Beeny, British TV personality

Famous Deaths

  • Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80