What Happened on January 22, 1972

Historical Events

  • An anti-internment march is held at Magilligan strand, County Derry; as the march nears the internment camp it is stopped by members of the Green Jackets and the Parachute Regiment of the British Army, who used barbed wire to close off the beach

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabriel Macht, American actor (Suits), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan racing driver, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1999)
  • Romi Paku, Japanese seiyu (voice actress), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Steve Scifres, American football offensive lineman (Dallas Cowboys), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Born in 1972
1972 Highlights

About January 22, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 18 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