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

Historic Event

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

  • US President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on a manned space shuttle

Famous Birthdays

  • Sakis Rouvas, Greek pop-rock singer and musician ("Shake It"), 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? 49 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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