On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1972

Historical Events

Historic Event

Abu Sayeed Chudhury becomes President of Bangladesh and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Prime Minister

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Tigers sign a lease to build a $126M domed stadium (doesn't happen)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dominique Ross, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jason Sklar, American twin comedian (Sklar Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi, born in Delhi, India
  • Randy Sklar, American twin comedian (Sklar Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Padraic Colum, Irish novelist and poet (Collected Poems), dies at 90
1972 Highlights

About January 12, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn