What Happened on May 20, 1972

Historical Events

  • "Different Times" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • "Hard Job Being God" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 5th ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat NY Nets, 4 games to 2
  • 97th Preakness: Eldon Nelson aboard Bee Bee Bee wins in 1:55.6
  • Republic of Cameroon declared as its constitution is ratified
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Busta Rhymes [Trevor George Smith Jr.], American rapper (The Coming), born in New York City
  • Christophe Dominici, French rugby union winger (65 caps; Stade Fran├žais), born in Toulon, France (d. 2020)
  • Michael Cox, American 1.5k runner, born in Hannibal, Missouri
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelis Jakob van der Klauw, Dutch biologist and zoologist, dies at 78

About May 20, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 13 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