On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1972

Historical Events

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Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams & cash

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

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John Lennon says his phone is tapped by FBI on "The Dick Cavett Show"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Stanley Cup Final, Madison Square Garden, NYC: Wayne Cashman scores twice as Boston Bruins beat NY Rangers, 3-0 to take title, 4-2
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Anita Hegh, Australian actress
  • Concha Buika [María Concepción Balboa Buika], Spanish singer ("Niña de Fuego"), born in Palma de Mallorca
  • Hicham El-Mashtoub, NFL center (Houston Oilers)
  • Stefen Reid, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
1972 Highlights

About May 11, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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