On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1972

Historical Events

  • Iberian Airlines 'plane crashes into 800ft peak on island of Ibiza, 104 die
  • Lewis F. Powell Jr. becomes a US Supreme Court Justice
  • Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Atlanta Hawks, 134-90 for their 33rd straight win, the longest winning streak in major professional sports
  • William Hubbs Rehnquist sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron John Mcintosh, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Chuck Levy, American football running back (SF 49ers), born in Torrance, California
  • Donald Brashear, American NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Bedford, Indiana

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies at 70
  • Eftichia Papagianopoulos, Greek lyricist (b. 1893)
  • John Berryman, American poet (The Dream Songs), dies at 57
1972 Highlights

About January 7, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 20 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