On This Day

What Happened 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • Barron Miles, NFL def back (Pittsburgh Steelers)/WLAF corner (Frankfurt)
  • DJ Shadow, American DJ and songwriter
  • Lilian Thuram, French footballer

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Politician Aung San Suu Kyi (26) weds author Michael Aris (25)

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi

Famous Deaths

  • Jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91
  • Maurice A Chevalier, French actor and singer (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83