On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Different Times" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • North Vietnamese troops occupy Quang Tri Activities Committee
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Wallace Stegner (Angle of Repose)
  • Radio's Mutual Black Network premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Chouinard, baseball pitcher (first Filipino to play MLB), born in Manilla, Phillipines

Famous Deaths

  • Fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator (Orfeo), dies at 82