On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Me and The Chimp" an American TV sitcom last airs on CBS in the US
  • American basketball player John Sebastian makes 63 consecutive free throws while blindfolded
  • Pop rock band Looking Glass release their single "Brandy"

Famous Birthdays

  • Turner Stevenson, Canadian NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Prince George, British Columbia

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Ray "Danny" Whitten, American musician & songwriter (Crazy Horse, Rod Stewart- "I Don't Want To Talk About It"), dies of a methaqualone overdose at 29
  • Eero Sipilä, Finnish composer, dies at 53
1972 Highlights

About May 18, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus