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 Interest

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
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Sakis Rouvas, Greek pop-rock singer and musician ("Shake It"), born in Corfu Island, Greece
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Gerald Kelly, British painter, dies at 92

About January 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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