Wednesday 6 December 1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include James Logan and Gary Bandy.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to I Am Woman by Helen Reddy.
In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits.
The Getaway, directed by Sam Peckinpah, 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 Arthur of the Britons.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 December 1972 ?
- Spain - Constitution Day
- Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
- Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
- Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
- Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Saint Nicholas
- James Logan: NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks).
- Gary Bandy: NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons).
- Mike Gruttadauri: corner (Saint Louis Rams).
- Brendan Garard: Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics-1996).
- Monica Santa Maria: Peruvian model and TV host (Nubeluz) (d. 1994).
- Sarah Rafferty: TV Actress
- Adam Berg: Director
- Heather Mizeur: American lawyer and politician
- Mónica Santa María: Peruvian model and television host (d. 1994)
- Rick Short: American baseball player
- Janet Munro: Actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Helen Reddy - I Am Woman
- The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
- Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now
- Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
- Al Green - You Ought To Be With Me
- Billy Paul - Me And Mrs. Jones
- Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California
- America - Ventura Highway
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Clair
- The Stylistics - I'm Stone In Love With You
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