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

Martin Brodeur (51 years old)

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

Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • Deniz Gezmiş, Turkish Left-wing Political Activist (b. 1947)
  • Donald Pritzker, American entrepreneur (co-founder and president of Hyatt hotels), dies of a heart attack while playing tennis at Honolulu, Hawaii Hyatt at 39

About May 6, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 15 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