Saturday 2 December 1972
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Sergei Zholtok and Zack Crockett.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Papa Was A Rollin' Stone by The Temptations.
In UK Clair by Gilbert O'Sullivan was in the top 5 hits.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, directed by William Sterling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Arthur of the Britons.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 December 1972 ?
- Laos - National Day
- United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
- R.C. Saints - St Bibiana
- Sergei Zholtok: Latvian ice hockey player (d. 2004).
- Zack Crockett: NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts).
- Alan Henderson: NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks).
- Chris Burns: Canadian Football League tackle (Calgary Stampeders).
- Sergejs Žoltoks: Latvian ice hockey player (d. 2004).
- December Giant largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)
- Via Galactica closes at Uris Theater NYC after 7 performances
- 60th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 13-10
- In 1 of their worst trades Yanks get Rich McKinney for Stan Bahnsen
- "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama).
- JosT Lim=n, Mexican/US dancer (moor's pavane), dies at age 64.
- Edward Gough Whitlam becomes the first Labor Party Prime Minister of Australia for 23 years. He is sworn in on 5 December and his first action using executive power is to withdraw all Australian personnel from the Vietnam War.
- ''Apollo 17'' (Gene Cernan, Ronald Evans, Harrison Schmitt), the last manned Moon mission to date, is launched.
- The Provisional Irish Republican Army kidnaps Jean McConville in Belfast.
- Imelda Marcos is stabbed and seriously wounded by an assailant her bodyguards shoot him.
- United Airlines Boeing 737 from Washington National to Chicago Midway crashes short of the runway, killing 43 of 61 passengers and 2 people on the ground.
- Over $10,000 cash is found in the purse of Watergate conspirator Howard Hunt's wife.
- International Human Rights Day is proclaimed by the United Nations.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
- Helen Reddy - I Am Woman
- Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
- Lobo - I'd Love You To Want Me
- Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now
- Seals and Crofts - Summer Breeze
- Al Green - You Ought To Be With Me
- Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California
- The Spinners - I'll Be Around
- America - Ventura Highway
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