On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
  • WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga, TN (IND) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Beth Hart, American singer-songwriter (LA Song, Screamin' for My Supper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jay Walker, quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
  • Salima Davidson, volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Shannon Garrett, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Ulla Werbrouck, Belgian judoka and politician

Famous Deaths

  • Jerome Cowan, American actor (Blondie, Tab Hunter Show), dies at 74