What Happened on May 16, 1972

Historical Events

Theater Premiere

Melvin Van Peebles' musical "Don't Play Us Cheap" opens at Barrymore Theater, NYC; runs for 164 performances

  • Phillies' Greg Luzinski's 500' HR hits Liberty Bell monument in Philadelphia Veteran's Stadium

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrzej Duda, Polish politician, President of Poland (2015-), born in Krak√≥w, Poland
  • Keith Burns, American NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Greeleyville, South Carolina
  • Khary Payton, American actor (The Walking Dead; Bobbleheads:The Movie), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Matthew Hart, cricketer (NZ lefty spinner 1994- )
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Maxime Dumoulin, French composer, dies at 79

About May 16, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 5 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: Metal Guru - T Rex