Thursday 2 November 1972
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alfred Schreuders and Jeni Stephens.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash.
In UK Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon was in the top 5 hits.
1776, directed by Peter H. Hunt, 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 Job nach Noten.
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 November 1972 ?
- Catholicism - All Souls Day (unless on a Sunday)
- Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
- USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
- Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
- Mexico and the United States - Day of the Dead (Spanish: El Dia de los Muertos), a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration of dead ancestors.
- Alfred Schreuders: Soccer player (RKC).
- Jeni Stephens: Memphis, Tennessee -- Miss America - Tennessee (1997).
- Marie Josee Gibeau: Lachine, Quebec -- Kayaker (1996 Olympics).
- Samantha Janus: British entertainer.
- Dario Silva: Uruguayan footballer.
- Derek Mountfield: English football player
- Alessandra Meloni: Italian beauty contestant who won the Miss Italy title in 1994.
- Samantha Womack: Soap Opera Actress
- Darío Silva: Uruguayan footballer and coach
- Vladimir Vorobiev: Russian ice hockey player and coach
- Construction begins on the Kingdome, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
- The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
- Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling
- Curtis Mayfield - Freddie's Dead (Theme From Superfly)
- Elvis Presley - Burning Love
- Rick Nelson - Garden Party
- The Spinners - I'll Be Around
- Lobo - I'd Love You To Want Me
- Danny O'Keefe - Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
- Michael Jackson - Ben
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