On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1972

Historical Events

  • 98th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:01.8
  • Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMartin Brodeur

Martin Brodeur, NHL goalie (NJ Devils, Team Canada), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur

Famous Deaths

  • Deniz Gezmiş, Turkish Left-wing Political Activist (b. 1947)
1972 Highlights

About May 6, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus