What Happened on May 29, 1972

Historical Events

  • LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Southern Pines CC: Sandra Palmer wins first of 2 majors by a massive 10 strokes from Judy Rankin and Mickey Wright
  • The Official IRA announce a ceasefire

Famous Birthdays

  • Közi, Japanese visual kei artist

Laverne CoxLaverne Cox (50 years old)

American actress (Orange Is the New Black, Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word) and LGBT advocate, born in Mobile, Alabama

  • Stanislas [Louis Stanislas Renoult], French composer and pop singer (L'Équilibre instable), born in Fontainebleau, France

Famous Deaths

  • Margaret Ruthven Lang, American composer (Irish Love Song), dies at 104
  • Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (b. 1902)
  • Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-born mechanical engineer (b. 1878)
1972 Highlights

About May 29, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Memorial Day (United States), Spring Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
  • UK #1 Song: Metal Guru - T Rex