Historical Events on January 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 690 performances
  • "On the Town" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • "Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1281 performances
  • 38th Orange Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #2 Alabama, 38-6
  • 38th Sugar Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #5 Auburn, 40-22
  • 58th Rose Bowl: #16 Stanford beats #4 Michigan, 13-12
  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • International Book Year begins
  • KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Policewomen are enlisted as full members of South African Police Force for the first time.