What Happened on January 8, 1972

Historical Events

Music 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
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

Kenneth PatchenKenneth Patchen (1911-1972)

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

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

About January 8, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 16 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