What happened this day in history May 22, 1972

What are the important events that happened on May 22, 1972? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 22, 1972: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 22, 1972 is the 143rd day of the year 1972 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 223 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 9, 1972 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,255,680 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatetracontatrigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $169.28. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rat is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 22, 1972 Historical Events

  • 1972
    Ceylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.

Who were born on May 22, 1972?

  • 1972
    Alison Eastwood, American actress and model
  • 1972
    Anna Belknap, American actress
  • 1972
    Riley Dobi Noel, American convicted murderer (d. 2004)

Who died on May 22, 1972?

  • 1972
    Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet and writer (b. 1904)
  • 1972
    Margaret Rutherford, English actress (b. 1892)

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