What Happened on January 20, 1972

Historical Events

  • Number of people out of work and claiming unemployment benefit in UK rises to over 1 million
  • Six oil exporting countries conclude meetings with Western oil companies; an agreement is reached to raise the price of crude

Famous Birthdays

  • Alcides Catanho, American NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Nikki HaleyNikki Haley (51 years old)

American politician and diplomat (Governor South Carolina, 2011-17; US UN Ambassador, 2017-18), born in Bamberg, South Carolina


1972 Highlights

About January 20, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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