What Happened on May 4, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation".
  • Vietcong forms revolutionary government in Quang Tri, South Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

  • Ethan Watts, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Gretchen Ulion, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • Marc Lamb, WLAF T (London Monarchs)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mike Dirnt [Michael Ryan Pritchard], American musician (Green Day), born in Berkeley, California

Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)