On This Day

What Happened on January 14, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Margrethe II of Denmark becomes the first Queen of Denmark since 1412

Queen of Denmark Margrethe II
Queen of Denmark
Margrethe II
  • WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, Mississippi (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, Mississippi (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • WMAW TV channel 14 in Meridian, Mississippi (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Davis, American NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns), born in Glendale, California
  • Predrag Gosta, Serbian-American conductor (Makris Symphony Orchestra, 2015-present), harpsichordist, and baritone, born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia)
  • Raimondas Rumšas, Lithuanian cyclist, born in Šilutė, Lithuania

Famous Deaths

  • Frederik IX [Christiaan FFMKW], king of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 72
1972 Highlights

About January 14, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Makar Sankranti / Pongal (India)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn