What Happened on January 23, 1972

Historical Events

  • 22nd NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: AFC beats NFC, 26-13; MVPs: Jan Stenerud, Kansas City Chiefs, PK; Willie Lanier, Kansas City Chiefs, LB

Sports History

Ard Schenk becomes European all-round skating champion

  • Bootlegger sells wood alcohol to a wedding party, killing 100 in New Delhi
  • Entire population of Istanbul under 24 hour house arrest

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Peterson, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor, born in Portobello, United Kingdom
  • Gary Harrell, American football player (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Miami, Florida
  • Kez McCorvey, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Gautier, Mississippi
  • Marcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer, born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland

Famous Deaths

  • Big Maybelle [Mabel Smith], American R&B singer (A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On; Candy), dies from complications of diabetes at 47
1972 Highlights

About January 23, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 16 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