What Happened on January 2, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Rothschilds" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 505 performances
  • AFC Championship, Miami Orange Bowl: Miami Dolphins beat Baltimore Colts, 21-0
  • An anti-internment rally is held in Belfast, North Ireland

Australian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Virginia Wade of England wins her first Grand Slam title; beats home favourite Evonne Goolagong 6-4, 6-4

  • Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars
  • NFC Championship, Texas Stadium, Irving: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers, 14-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Lennertz, American television, film and video game composer, born in Methuen, Massachusetts
  • Mattias Norström, Swedish ice hockey defenceman (LA Kings captain 2001-07; World C'ship gold Sweden 1998), born in Stockholm, Sweden
1972 Highlights

About January 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 1 month
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Brand New Key - Melanie
  • UK #1 Song: I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - New Seekers