What Happened on May 2, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 126 killed in an electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine, Kellogg, Idaho
  • Lt General Vernon A Walters, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor, born in Hayward, California

Actor & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock
  • Erik Maes, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • Jennifer Miriam, playmate (March, 1997), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jill Savery, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Paul Adcock, English footballer
  • Peter Ogilvie, 100m sprinter (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Famous Deaths

  • Hugo Hartung, writer, dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

J. Edgar Hoover, first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72) dies at 77

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover