What Happened on May 13, 1972

Historical Events

  • 115 die in nightclub atop 7-story Sennichi department store (Osaka Japan)
  • Battle at Springmartin: following a loyalist car bombing of a Catholic-owned pub in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast, clashes erupt between PIRA, UVF and British Army
  • Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (started 5/12)
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Darryl Sydor, Canadian NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), born in Edmonton
  • Josh Taves, American football defensive end (New England Patriots), born in Watsonville, California
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Blocker, American actor (Cimarron City - "Tiny"; Bonanza - "Hoss"), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 43

About May 13, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 12 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