Wednesday 5 July 1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Lean On Me by Bill Withers.
In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits.
Le Samouraï, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 5 July 1972 ?
- Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
- Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
- Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
- Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
- Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
- Armenia: Constitution Day (1995)
- Czech Republic and Slovakia: Arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia (around 863).
- Gilles Lellouche: Movie Actor.
- Michael Bays in Enrico: California, USA; actor (Bronx Zoo, Days of Our Lives).
- Tatsuhito Takaiwa: Wrestler (NJPW).
- Matthew Birir: Kenyan runner.
- Robert Esmie: Jamaica -- Canadian 4X100m runner (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Gary Shteyngart: American writer
- Pierre Messmer appointed French Premier
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bill Withers - Lean On Me
- Billy Preston - Outa-Space
- Neil Diamond - Song Sung Blue
- Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose - Too Late To Turn Back Now
- Sammy Davis Jr. - The Candy Man
- Jimmy Castor - Troglodyte (Cave Man)
- Elton John - Rocket Man
- Wayne Newton - Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
- America - I Need You
- Luther Ingram - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
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