What Happened on January 14, 1972

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 50 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Makar Sankranti / Pongal (India)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: American Pie (Parts I & II) - Don McLean
  • UK #1 Song: I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - New Seekers