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May 21, 1972 in Music History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Lost in the Stars" based on the novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 39 performances

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton

Birthdays in Music

  • Adriano Cintra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper (Life After Death), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)