On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1972

Historical Events

NBA All-Star Game

22nd NBA All Star Game, The Forum, Inglewood, Ca: West beats East, 112-110: MVP: Jerry West, LA Lakers, G, hits a last-second, 20-foot game-winning jumper

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • Garfield Todd, former Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia and his daughter Judith, supporters of black majority rule in the country, are arrested
  • Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Brian Faulkner bans all parades and marches in Northern Ireland until the end of the year

Famous Birthdays

  • Dwayne Carswell, American football tight end (Pro Bowl 2001; Super Bowl 1997, 98; Denver Broncos), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Mike Lieberthal, American MLB catcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Glendale, California
  • Ryan Kuehl, American football long snapper (Washington Redskins), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Steven Conley, American football linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Vinod Kambli, Indian cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-), born in Mumbai, India

Famous Deaths

  • Rudolf Wittelsbach, Swiss pianist and composer, dies at 69
1972 Highlights

About January 18, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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