On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1972

Historical Events


Hall of fameHall of Fame

Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra

Famous Birthdays

  • Drea de Matteo, American actress (Swordfish, The Sopranos), born in Queens, New York
  • Joana Benedek, Romanian-born Mexican actress, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Princess Kalina of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Ron Killings, American professional wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tyrone Wheatley, American NFL running back (NY Giants), born in Inkster, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), dies at 35
1972 Highlights

About January 19, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn