What Happened on May 16, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Don't Play Us Cheap" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 164 performances
  • Greg Luzinski's 500' HR hits Liberty Bell monument in Philadelphia Vet
  • Jane Blalock wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationale

Famous Birthdays

  • Keith Burns, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Khary Payton, American actor
  • Matthew Hart, cricketer (NZ lefty spinner 1994- )

Famous Deaths

  • Maxime Dumoulin, composer, dies at 79