Friday 2 June 1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Brad Ottis and Dwayne Joseph.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to I'll Take You There by The Staple Singers.
In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits.
Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, 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.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Which were the important events of 2 June 1972 ?
- Italy's Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day), which commemorates the birth of the Repubblica Italiana and the end of the monarchy.
- Shavuoth (Judaism) (2006).
- Xenia name day in Slovakia.
- The Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Nicephorus' death - see also March 13.
- Brad Ottis: Tackle (Arizona Cardinals).
- Dwayne Joseph: NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears).
- Simon Staho: Danish film director.
- Raul Ibanez: American baseball player.
- Wayne Brady: American actor and comedian.
- Franz Philipp: Composer, dies at 81.
- Andreas Baader, Jan-Carl Raspe, Holger Meins and some other members of Red Army Faction are arrested in Frankfurt am Main after a shootout.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
- The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- Sammy Davis Jr. - The Candy Man
- Dr. Hook - Sylvia's Mother
- Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken
- The Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice
- Gallery - Nice To Be With You
- Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln
- Al Green - Look What You Done For Me
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