What Happened in May 1972

  • Battle of Kontum

    The objective PAVN forces during the third phase of the Nguyen Hue Offensive was to seize the cities of Kontum and Pleiku, thereby overrunning the... Read more

  • Sunshine Mine Fire

    A fire of as yet undetermined origin was detected by Sunshine employees at approximately 11:35 a.m. on May 2, 1972. At that time, smoke and gas... Read more

  • Operation Linebacker

    Operation Linebacker was the title of a U.S. Seventh Air Force and U.S. Navy Task Force 77 aerial interdiction campaign conducted against the... Read more

  • Boston Bruins win Stanley Cup

    The 1972 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers. It was the Rangers first appearance... Read more

  • The Rolling Stones Release 'Exile on Main St.'

    Exile on Main St. is the tenth studio album by English rock band The Rolling Stones. It was released as a double LP in 1972 and drew on influences... Read more

  • Thanh Hoa Bridge is Destroyed by A-7 Corsair Bombings

    The Thanh Hoa Bridge, spanning the Song Ma river, is situated 3 miles (4.8 km) north east of Thanh Hóa, the capital of Thanh Hoa Province in... Read more

  • Rohan Marley is born

    Rohan Anthony Marley (born 1972) is the son of late reggae artist Bob Marley and Janet Hunt. He is a member of the Rastafari movement. Marley... Read more

  • The Notorious B.I.G. is Born

    Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), popularly known as Biggie Smalls (after a fictional gangster in the 1975 film... Read more

  • "Frenzy" Is Released

    Frenzy is a 1972 thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and is the penultimate feature film of his extensive career. The film is based upon... Read more

  • Lod Airport massacre

    The Lod Airport massacre was a terrorist attack that occurred on May 30, 1972, in which three members of the Japanese Red Army, on behalf of the... Read more