On This Day

What Happened on May 10, 1972

Historical Events

  • An Irish Republican Army bomb starts a fire that destroys the Belfast Co-operative store
  • Overloaded South Korean bus plunges into reservoir, killing 77
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Emma Ridley, American actress (Return to Oz, Boy Meets World), born in Hampstead, England
  • Farrell Duclair, CFL fullback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • RadosÅ‚aw Majdan, Polish footballer
  • Stuart Carlisle, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1995-)

Famous Deaths

  • Rhys Gemmell, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ships singles & doubles 1921), dies at 76
1972 Highlights

About May 10, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus