What Happened on May 21, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Heathen!" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 1 performance
  • "Lost in the Stars" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 39 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal.

Sculptor and Painter Michelangelo
Sculptor and Painter
  • The Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) kidnaps and shoots dead William Best (19), a soldier in the Royal Irish Rangers stationed in Germany whilst on leave at home

Famous Birthdays

  • Adriano Cintra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • Alesha Oreskovich, playmate (Jun, 1993), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Liliko Ogasawara, middleweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper (Life After Death), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)