On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1972

Historical Events

  • TV drama "Emergency" with Randolph Mantooth and Robert Fuller premieres on NBC TV

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier stops Terry Daniels in 4 rounds in New Orleans to retain his WBC and WBA titles

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

Famous Birthdays

  • Claudia Winkleman, English television presenter (Strictly Come Dancing), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Ernie Reyes Jr., American actor & martial artist (Ernie-Sidekicks), born in San Jose, California
  • Yang Yong-eun, South Korean golfer (PGA C'ship 2009), born in Seogwipo-si Jeju-do, South Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Margaret "Daisy" Ashford, British child author who wrote "The Young Visiters" (Mister Salteena's Plan) aged 9, dies at 90
1972 Highlights

About January 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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