On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Hard Job Being God" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 6 performances

MurderAssassination Attempt

Assassination attempt on US Governor George Wallace of Alabama by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Maryland

Governor of Alabama and Segregationist George Wallace
Governor of Alabama and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Bus plunges into Nile River killing 50 pilgrims in Minia, Egypt
  • Ryukyu Is & Daito Is returned to Japan after 27 yrs of US control
  • The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.

Famous Birthdays

  • David Charvet, actor (Melrose Place)
  • Patrick Pothuizen, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Troy Drake, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)

Famous Deaths

  • Nigel Green, South African-born British character actor (Zulu, Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File), dies of an accidental barbiturate overdose at 47