On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1972

Historical Events

  • Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London.

Famous Birthdays

  • James Longley, American documentary filmmaker, born in Eugene, Oregon

Famous Deaths

  • Carl-Olof Anderberg, Swedish composer, dies at 57
1972 Highlights

About January 4, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

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

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