On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1972

Historical Events

  • 25th Cannes Film Festival: "The Working Class Goes to Heaven" directed by Elio Petri and "The Mattei Affair" directed by Francesco Rosi jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • WMAV TV channel 18 in Oxford, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Jenny Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)
  • Roberto Carcass├ęs, Cuban jazz pianist, born in Havana, Cuba
  • Ronald Williams, CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1972 Highlights

About May 19, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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