Friday 8 December 1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nick Zinner and Marco Abreu.
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.
Andrei Rublev, directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy, 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 Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 December 1972 ?
- Malta - Public Holiday.
- Panama - Mother's Day
- Romania - Constitution Day
- Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
- R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
- Italy - In Milan, the opera season starts.
- Buddhism - The Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha
- Afflux (50 Aftermath) (Discordianism)
- Nick Zinner: American rock musician, he plays guitar for the band Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, which released a new CD in 2003.
- Marco Abreu: Angolan footballer.
- Indrek Allmann: Estonian architect.
- Édson Ribeiro: Brazilian sprinter.
- Frank Shamrock: American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer.
- George Collins: American politician (Representative-Illinois), dies at age 47, in airplane crash.
- United Airlines Flight 553 crashes after aborting its landing attempt at Chicago Midway International Airport, killing 45.
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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