On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1972

Historical Events

  • 16th European Cup: Ajax beats Internazionale 2-0 at Rotterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Walker, safety (Washington Redskins)
  • Christian McBride, American jazz bassist, composer, broadcaster (Jazz Night in America), and artistic director (Newport Jazz Festival), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dave Roberts, American baseball player
  • Eileen Richetelli, Milford Conn, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • John Godina, American shot putter (World C'ship gold 1995, 97, 01; Olympic silver 1996), born in Fort Still, Oklahoma
  • Karl Geary, Irish actor

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Freeman, American physician (developer and practitioner of psychiatric surgery transorbital lobotomy), dies
1972 Highlights

About May 31, 1972

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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