On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1972

Historical Events

  • Oral Roberts' Eddie Woods grabs 30 rebounds for 2nd consecutive game
  • The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association place "special emphasis on the necessity for a peaceful incident-free day" at the next march on 30 January in an effort to avoid violence

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Coney Barrett, American jurist and lawyer (US Supreme Court 2020-), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Elena Baranova, Russian WNBA center (Utah Starzz), born in Frunze, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union
  • Frank Garcia, American NFL center (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers), born in Phoenix, Aizona
  • Nicky Southall, English footballer (Bolton Wanderers), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • Tunde Jegede, Nigerian-British cellist, kora player, and composer of contemporary classical, African and pop music, born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Adriaan B "Jaap" Wagemaker, Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
  • Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), dies at 67
1972 Highlights

About January 28, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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