On This Day

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

Sport awardAustralian 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

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • 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? 49 years, 6 months and 30 days
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