On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1972

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, Filipino baseball pitcher (first Filipino to play MLB), born in Manilla, Philippines

Famous Deaths

  • Fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator (Orfeo), dies at 82
1972 Highlights

About May 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus