On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1972

Historical Events

  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Kenneth Shelley
  • Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Nek [Filippo Neviani], Italian singer-songwriter, born in Sassuolo, Modena
  • Willie Clark, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles), born in New Haven, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)
1972 Highlights

About January 6, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 22 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