On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1972

Historical Events


Music awardsGrammy Awards

14th Grammy Awards: Carole King's "It's Too Late"; Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine"; Carly Simon; Isaac Hayes; and Bill Evans win

Rhythm & Blues Musician Bill Withers
Rhythm & Blues Musician
Bill Withers
  • 24th Emmy Awards: "All in the Family", Carrol O'Conner & Jean Stapleton win
  • A 13 year old Catholic girl is shot dead by Loyalist paramilitaries in Ballymurphy, Belfast

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

In Willie Mays' 1st game as New York Met, his homer beats San Francisco Giants, 5-4 (his former team of over 20 years), at Shea Stadium, New York

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Famous Birthdays

  • Chad Cascadden, American NFL linebacker, 1995-99 (New York Jets), s), Two Rivers, Wisconsin
  • Gabriel Mann [Mick], American actor (Bourne films - "Danny Zorn"; Revenge -"Norman"), born in Middlebury, Vermont
  • Mark Ruskell, England-born Scottish politician
1972 Highlights

About May 14, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus