What Happened on May 13, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 115 die in nightclub atop 7-story Sennichi dept store (Osaka Japan)
  • Battle at Springmartin: following a loyalist car bombing of a Catholic-owned pub in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast, clashes erupte between the PIRA, UVF and British Army
  • Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (started 5/12)

Famous Birthdays

  • Darryl Sydor, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • Josh Heinrich, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Lions, Barcelona Dragons)
  • Stefaan Maene, Belgian swimmer

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Blocker, American actor (Hoss-Bonanza), dies at 43