What Happened on January 9, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • British coal miners begin a national strike, the first for half a century
  • LA Lakers 33 game winning streak snapped by a loss to the Bucks 120-104
  • Retired passenger liner Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire in Hong Kong harbour

Famous Birthdays

  • Angie Martinez, American radio and television personality
  • Eddie Mason, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • Jay Powell, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Kristie Hicks, Bardstown Kentucky, Miss America-Kentucky (1996)
  • Mat Hoffman, American BMX rider and businessman (Hoffman BMX Bikes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Sarah Beeny, British TV personality

Famous Deaths

  • Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80