What Happened on January 3, 1972

Historical Events

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall retains title for his 4th overall Australian crown; beats fellow Australian Mal Anderson 7-6, 6-3, 7-5

  • The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb in Callender Street, Belfast, injuring over 60 people

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Puts, American composer ("Silent Night" - Pulitzer Prize for Music 2012), born in St. Louis, Missouri [1]
  • Nichole Nordeman, American pop and contemporary Christian singer-songwriter, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Yoon Chan, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82

About January 3, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, New Zealand)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Brand New Key - Melanie
  • UK #1 Song: I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - New Seekers