On This Day

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 Haley, American politician & diplomat (Governor South Carolina, 2011-17; US UN Ambassador, 2017-), born in Bamberg, South Carolina
1972 Highlights

About January 20, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius