Friday 7 July 1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Aldi Henry and Darnay Scott.
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.
Joe Kidd, directed by John Sturges, 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 Tegtmeiers Reisen.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 July 1972 ?
- Russia and Ukraine - Ivan Kupala
- United Kingdom - July 7th Bombings remembrance day
- Bhutan - Guru Rinpoche
- Roman Empire - Nonae Caprotinae festival in honor of Juno
- Tanzania - Saba Saba Day (or Peasants' Day, founding of the TANU party, 1954)
- Solomon Islands - Independence Day (1978)
- Spain - San Fermfn festival or running of the bulls, in Pamplona, Navarre.
- Worldwide - Bungie Day
- United States - Bonza bottler day
- Japan - Tanabata
- Aldi Henry: CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders).
- Darnay Scott: NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals).
- Michael Westbrook: NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins).
- Stoney Case: American football player, a quarterback with the Baltimore Ravens.
- Rod Matthews: American homicide; a teenager when he lured another 14-year old, Shaun Ouillette, to a wooded area and bludgeoned him to death with a baseball bat on 11/20/1986.
- Lisa Leslie: California, United States -- WNBA center (LA Sparks) / foward (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
- Kirsten Vangsness: American actress
- Manfred Stohl: Austrian race car driver
- 1st women FBI members sworn in (Susan Lynn Roley and Joanne E Pierce)
- 79th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63)
- Dutch Minister of Agt decides to ignore soft drug usage
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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