May 21, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • "Heathen!" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 1 performance

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal.

Painter Michelangelo
  • The Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) kidnaps and shoots dead William Best (19), a soldier in the Royal Irish Rangers stationed in Germany whilst on leave at home