Sunday 2 July 1972
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Towanna Stone and Tina Ehlers.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond.
In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits.
Duck, You Sucker, directed by Sergio Leone, 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 Kikaida: Android of Justice.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Which were the important events of 2 July 1972 ?
- Feast Day of St. John Regis
- Originally, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Feast of the Visitation was celebrated on this day, although it has since been transferred to May 31
- Palio di Provenzano in Siena, Italy
- Canada Day. Under the Holidays Act, Canada Day is always observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on July 2.
- Towanna Stone: Miss USA-Tennessee (1997, 3rd).
- Tina Ehlers: American mom, gave birth to her son Cody, the same day that her two sisters had their babies at odds of 1 in 13 trillion.
- Darren Shan: Irish children's author.
- Fiddler on the Roof closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 3242 performances
- Bob Seagren pole vaults world record 5.63m
- India and Pakistan sign peace accord
- Following Pakistan's surrender to India in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, both nations sign the historic Simla Agreement, agreeing to settle their disputes bilaterally.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Neil Diamond - Song Sung Blue
- Sammy Davis Jr. - The Candy Man
- Billy Preston - Outa-Space
- Bill Withers - Lean On Me
- Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose - Too Late To Turn Back Now
- Jimmy Castor - Troglodyte (Cave Man)
- Gallery - Nice To Be With You
- Elton John - Rocket Man
- America - I Need You
- Wayne Newton - Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
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