What Happened on May 4, 1972

Historical Events

  • "The Don't Make A Wave Committee," a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to the "Greenpeace Foundation"
  • Vietcong forms revolutionary government in Quang Tri, South Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

  • Gretchen Ulion, American ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 1998; 2 x Ivy League Player of the Year, Dartmouth College), born in Marlborough, Connecticut

Mike DirntMike Dirnt (51 years old)

American rock bassist (Green Day - "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"), born in Berkeley, California

Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)

About May 4, 1972

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
  • UK #1 Song: Amazing Grace - The Pipes & Drums & Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards