What Happened on January 23, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Ard Schenk becomes European all-round skating champion
  • Bootlegger sells wood alcohol to wedding party-100 die-New Delhi
  • Entire population of Istanbul under 24 hour house arrest
  • NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-13

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Peterson, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers)
  • Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor
  • Gary Harrell, NFL/WLAF receiver (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Kez McCorvey, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • Marcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer
  • Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)