On This Day

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, American NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Brigitta Boccoli, Italian actress (Manhattan Baby), born in Milan, Italy
  • James Cracknell, British rowing champion (Olympic gold 2000, 04), born in Sutton, London
  • Mikael Renberg, Swedish NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, TB Lightning), born in Piteå, Sweden
  • Ronald Snook, Australian rower (Olympics bronze 1996), born in Dalwallinu, Western Australia
  • Rushia Brown, American WNBA forward & center (Cleveland Rockers), born in New York
  • Travis Jervey, American NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Žigmund Pálffy, Slovak NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in Skalica, Czechoslovakia

Famous Deaths

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