What Happened on April 9, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Sugar" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 506 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

36th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

  • Glenn Turner (259) & Terry Jarvis make 387 opening cricket stand v WI
  • USSR & Iraq sign friendship treaty

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Politician and US Secretary of State James F. Byrnes
Politician and US Secretary of State
James F. Byrnes