Historical Events on May 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Hard Job Being God" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 6 performances

MurderAssassination Attempt

Assassination attempt on US Governor George Wallace of Alabama by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Md

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Bus plunges into Nile River killing 50 pilgrims. (Minia Egypt)
  • Ryukyu Is & Daito Is returned to Japan after 27 yrs of US control
  • The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.