Wednesday 2 February 1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Charlie Williams and Lance Brown.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean.
In UK Telegram Sam by T Rex was in the top 5 hits.
Fritz the Cat, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Semesterferien.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
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Which were the important events of 2 February 1972 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
- St. Adelbald
- Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
- United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
- Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
- Paganism - Imbolc (in northern hemisphere), Lughnasadh (in southern hemisphere).
- Czech Republic - Hromnice.
- St. Cornelius
- France - CrOpe Day.
- Charlie Williams: NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys).
- Lance Brown: NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals).
- Dana International: Israeli pop singer.
- Melvin Mora: Venezuelan baseball player.
- Aleksey Naumov: Russian footballer.
- Lefty Gomez, Ross Youngs and William Harridge selected for Baseball Hall of Fame.
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