On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 1972

Historical Events

  • An army commander stages a bloodless coup in Ghana, while the prime minister is in London
  • Bernice Gera wins anti-discrimination case against the National Baseball Congressl, initiated March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire

Famous Birthdays

  • Atoosa Rubenstein, Iranian-born American magazine editor
  • Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Nicole Eggert, actress (Charles in Charge, Baywatch), born in Glendale, California
  • Richard Woodley, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast (6 Olympic gold medals Barcelona 1992), born in Minsk, Belarus
1972 Highlights

About January 13, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn