What Happened on January 26, 1972

Historical Events

  • Aboriginal Tent Embassy protest for land rights begins on the lawn of Parliament House, Canberra, Australia. Longest continuous protest for indigenous rights in the world.
  • Serbian air stewardess Vesna Vulovic survives 10,160m fall without parachute - world's highest fall without a parachute
1972 Highlights

About January 26, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Australia Day (Australia), Republic Day (India)

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