Friday 7 April 1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Joanne Brown and Lovett Purnell.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to A Horse With No Name by America.
In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits.
Mark of the Devil, directed by Michael Armstrong, 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.
On TV people were watching Kleinstadtbahnhof.
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 7 April 1972 ?
- Saint Herman-Jozef (died 1241)
- World Health Day - April 7th of every year is designated as World Health Day and celebrated by the 191 member countries of the World Health Organization to emphasize significant issues in public health of worldwide concern. Observed annually since 1948.
- The feast of Annunciation is celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
- Saint John Baptist de La Salle (d.1719)
- Mozambique - Women's Day.
- Joanne Brown: Australian softball catcher / 1st baseman (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Lovett Purnell: wide receiver (New England Patriots).
- Malcolm Huckaby: NBA guard (Miami Heat).
- Shana Williams in Bridgeton: New Jersey, USA; long jumper/heptathlete.
- Mark Coles: American suicide, a client administrator at the firm Fidelity Investments.
- Gianluca Grignani: Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist, whose musical career took off after meeting guitarist and producer Massimo Luca. After Grignani performed in the 1994 Festival de San Remo, PolyGram persuaded him to release the acoustic ballad "Mi Historia entre tus Dedos". In 1995, Grignani managed a breakthrough with the album Destinazione Paradiso, which sold two million copies within a year, and for which he was awarded the Telegatto. "Mi Historia Entre Tus Dedos" became a number one hit all over Ibe
- Timothy Peake: Astronaut
- Tim Peake: British astronaut
- Vietnam War veteran Richard McCoy, Jr. hijacks a United Airlines jet and extorts $500,000 he is later captured.
- The U.S. and the Soviet Union join some 70 nations in signing the Biological Weapons Convention, an agreement to ban biological warfare.
- A 7.0 Richter scale earthquake kills 5,000 people in the Iranian province of Fars.
- The 44th Annual Academy Awards are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- America - A Horse With No Name
- Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin
- Donny Osmond - Puppy Love
- Paul Simon - Mother And Child Reunion
- The Chakachas - Jungle Fever
- The Dramatics - In The Rain
- Robert John - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)
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