On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Cox, Hannibal Missouri, 1.5k runner

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelis J van der Klauw, Dutch biologist/zoologist, dies at 78
  • Walter Winchell, columnist/narrator (Untouchables), dies at 75