What Happened on January 19, 1972

Historical Events

Hall of Fame

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

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? 51 years and 21 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