On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1972

Historical Events

  • Assam's North East Frontier Agency becomes Arunachal Pradesh territory
  • Belgian government of Eyskens-Cools forms
  • Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura become separate states of the Indian union
  • Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Cat Power (Chan Marshall), American musician
  • Howard Nathan, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Rick Falkvinge, Swedish politician
  • Shelley Looney, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer
1972 Highlights

About January 21, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius