On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1972

Historical Events

  • Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Lakers-11,178)
  • NYC transit fare rises from 30 cents to 35 cents

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman freed by the newly elected President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • US President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on a manned space shuttle

Famous Birthdays

  • Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer, born in Corfu Island, Greece

Famous Deaths

  • Gerald Kelly, British painter, dies at 92
1972 Highlights

About January 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn