On This Day

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

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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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80