Birthdays in History in January 1972

  • Jan 11 Yang Wenyi, Chinese swim star (WR/OR 50m freestyle)
  • Jan 12 Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi
  • Jan 13 Atoosa Rubenstein, Iranian-born American magazine editor
  • Jan 19 Princess Kalina of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Jan 20 Nikki Haley, American politician and diplomat, Governor South Carolina (2011-17), US UN Ambassador (2017-), born in Bamberg, South Carolina
  • Jan 21 Rick Falkvinge, Swedish politician
  • Jan 24 Ulla Werbrouck, Belgian judoka and politician