On This Day

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

  • Nichole Nordeman, American singer
  • Yoon Chan, South Korean actor

Famous Deaths

  • Frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82
1972 Highlights

About January 3, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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