What Happened on January 24, 1972

Historical Events

Paul Simon

Columbia Records releases "Paul Simon", the second solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon; it includes singles "Mother and Child Reunion" and "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"

  • 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
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Beth Hart, American blues-rock singer-songwriter ("LA Song (Out of This Town)", 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
  • Ulla Werbrouck, Belgian judoka & politician, born in Izegem, Belgium
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

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

About January 24, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 8 months and 9 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