What Happened on May 11, 1972

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Music History

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

  • 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
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Anita Hegh, Australian actress
  • Concha Buika [María Concepción Balboa Buika], Spanish singer ("Niña de Fuego"), born in Palma de Mallorca
  • Stefen Reid, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
Born in 1972

About May 11, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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