What Happened on May 31, 1972

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Archie Panjabi, British actress (The Good Wife), born in Edgeware, England
  • 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 outfielder (World Series 2004 LA Dodgers) and manager (World Series 2020 LA Dodgers; NL Manager of the Year 2016), born in Naha, Japan
  • John Godina, American shot putter (World C'ship gold 1995, 97, 01; Olympic silver 1996), born in Fort Still, Oklahoma
Born in 1972

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? 50 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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