What Happened on January 8, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dmitri Shostakovich' 15th Symphony premieres in Moscow

  • NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandie Burton, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1993, 98), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Devlin Murphy, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Ted Yoder, American Yoderizing musician (hammered dulcimer), born in Goshen, Indiana

Famous Deaths

Person of interestKenneth Patchen

Kenneth Patchen, American writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Kenneth Patchen
  • Wesley Ruggles, American actor, producer and director (I'm No Angel, Arizona, Too Many Husbands), dies at 82