What Happened on May 5, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Alitalia DC-8 crashes west of Palermo Sicily; killing 115

Famous Birthdays

  • Barrett Brooks, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Brigitta Boccoli, actress (Manhattan Baby), born in Milan, Italy
  • James Cracknell, British rowing champion, double Olympic gold medalist
  • Mikael Renberg, Pitea Swe, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, TB Lightning)
  • Ron Snook, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Rushia Brown, WNBA forward/center (Cleveland Rockers)
  • Travis Jervey, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Wendy Kaye, playmate (Jul, 1991), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Zigmund Palffy, Skalica Slo, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)

Famous Deaths

  • [Reverend] Gary Davis, American blues and folk guitarist (A Little More Faith), dies of a heart attack at 76