On This Day

What Happened on May 13, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

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)

Famous Birthdays

  • Darryl Sydor, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • Josh Taves, American football defensive end (New England Patriots), born in Watsonville, California
  • Stefaan Maene, Belgian swimmer

Famous Deaths

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