What Happened on January 9, 1972

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Billionaire Howard Hughes says Clifford Irving's autobiography is a fake

  • British coal miners begin a national strike, the first for half a century

Sports History

Led by future Lakers star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks beat LA Lakers, 120-104, ending LA's consecutive win streak at 33, the longest winning streak in major league sports history

  • Retired passenger liner Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire in Hong Kong harbour
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Angie Martinez, American radio & television personality, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Eddie Mason, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Siler City, North Carolina
  • Jay Powell, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Mat Hoffman, American BMX rider & businessman (Hoffman BMX Bikes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Sarah Beeny, English property developer & television presenter, born in Reading, United Kingdom
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Ted Shawn, American modern dance pioneer and choreographer (Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers ), dies at 80

About January 9, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: American Pie (Parts I & II) - Don McLean
  • UK #1 Song: I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - New Seekers