What Happened on May 6, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 98th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:01.8
  • Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Larsson, BC Canada, Nike golfer (1994 Monterrey Open-46th)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Martin Brodeur, NHL goalie (NJ Devils, Team Canada), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur

Famous Deaths

  • Deniz Gezmiş, Turkish Left-wing Political Activist (b. 1947)