On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1972

Historical Events

  • Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ
  • 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, born in Mississauga, Canada
  • Greg Page, Australian musician and actor (The Wiggles), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Joe Horn, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs), born in Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Richard T. Jones, American actor, born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • Salah Hissou, Moroccan long-distance runner, born in Morocco

Famous Deaths

  • David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
  • Teller Ammons, American politician (b. 1895)
1972 Highlights

About January 16, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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