On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1972

Historical Events

  • 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- )

Famous Deaths

  • Maxime Dumoulin, French composer, dies at 79
1972 Highlights

About May 16, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus