- January 11 – East Pakistan wins their independence
- January 12 – Brian is born
- January 13 – The Prime Minister of Ghana is overthrown in a military coup.
- January 14 – King Frederick IX of Denmark dies
- January 16 – Super Bowl VI: The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Miami Dolphins 24-3.
Oddly, all these events happened within a seven day span in 1972.
All information, except the date of Brian’s birth, come from the excellent academic research site, Wikipedia.