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
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Golubev, Russian speed skater (Olympic gold 500m 1994), born in Karavaievo, Russia
  • 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)
Born in 1972

About May 19, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 17 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