On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

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 awardTennis Open

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 composer
  • Jeff Jackson, American baseball outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • Mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings)