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 for his novel Angle of Repose
  • Radio's Mutual Black Network premieres
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Chouinard, Filipino baseball pitcher (first Filipino to play MLB), born in Manilla, Philippines
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Fernand Ansseau, Belgian opera singer (Orfeo), dies at 82

About May 1, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
  • UK #1 Song: Amazing Grace - The Pipes & Drums & Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards