What Happened on January 7, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Iberian Airlines 'plane crashes into 800ft peak on island of Ibiza, 104 die
  • LA Lakers win their 33rd straight game, setting a still standing NBA record for longest streak
  • Lewis F. Powell Jr. becomes a US Supreme Court Justice
  • William Hubbs Rehnquist sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron John Mcintosh, sailboard sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Chuck Levy, kick returner/running back (SF 49ers)
  • Donald Brashear, Bedford, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies at 70
  • Eftichia Papagianopoulos, Greek lyricist
  • John Berryman, American poet (The Dream Songs), dies at 57