On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Sugar", a musical adaptation of 1959 film "Some Like It Hot", opens at Majestic Theater, NYC for 506 performances

US Masters Golf

36th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jack Nicklaus leads wire-to-wire to win the 4th of his 6 Masters titles, 3 strokes ahead of Bruce Crampton, Tom Weiskopf and Bobby Mitchell

  • New Zealand cricket opening batsmen Glenn Turner (259) & Terry Jarvis (187) make 387 partnership in 4th Test v WI in Georgetown, Guyana
  • USSR & Iraq sign friendship treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian DeMarco, NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Berea, Ohio
  • Craig Jones, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Queanbeyan, Australia
  • Jeffrey van As, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • Karen Clark, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta

Famous Deaths

James F. Byrnes

James F. Byrnes, American politician and statesman influential in domestic and foreign policy in the mid-1940s, dies at 89

1972 Highlights

About April 9, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries