On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1972

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, American football quarterback (Minnesota Vikings), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer, born in Kōchi
  • Salima Davidson, American volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Shannon Garrett, American CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
  • Ulla Werbrouck, Belgian judoka & politician, born in Izegem, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Jerome Cowan, American actor (Blondie, Tab Hunter Show), dies at 74
1972 Highlights

About January 24, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius