May 2, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 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

Deaths in History

  • 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