What Happened on January 16, 1972

Historical Events

  • Dutch speed skater Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European Allround ladies champion, for the first of three consecutive years
  • Super Bowl VI, Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LA: Dallas Cowboys beat Miami Dolphins, 24-3; MVP: Roger Staubach, Dallas, QB

Famous Birthdays

  • Dameon Clarke, Canadian actor (How to Be a Serial Killer), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Greg Page, Australian musician and actor (The Wiggles), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Joe Horn, American NFL wide receiver, 1996-2007 (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, and 1 other team), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Richard T. Jones, American actor (Judging Amy; The Rookie), born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • Salah Hissou, Moroccan long-distance runner, born in Morocco
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • David Seville [Ross Bagdasarian], American songwriter ("Come On A-My House"), singer (Alvin & The Chipmunks - "Witch Doctor"), and actor (Rear Window), dies at 52
  • Teller Ammons, American attorney and politician (Governor of Colorado, 1937-39), dies at 76

About January 16, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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