On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1972

Historical Events

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

Sport awardUS 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

  • 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), 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

Person of interestJames F. Byrnes

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

1972 Highlights

About April 9, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries