Monday 10 January 1972
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean.
In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits.
The Cowboys, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 10 January 1972 ?
- Margaret Thatcher day in the Falkland Islands
- Thomas Lewis: NFL wide receiver (New York Giants).
- Brian Lawler: American wrestler.
- Thomas Alsgaard: Norwegian cross-country skier, he won 5 gold medals at the winter Olympic games.
- Mohammed Benzakour: Moroccan-Dutch journalist poet and author.
- LA Lakers 33 straight win streak snapped, losing to Bucks 120-104
- Triple album set Concert for Bangladesh released in the UK
- Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan.
- Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Don McLean - American Pie (Parts 1 and 2)
- Melanie - Brand New Key
- Al Green - Let's Stay Together
- Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine
- Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
- Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band - Scorpio
- The New Seekers - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
- Michael Jackson - Got To Be There
- Donny Osmond - Hey Girl
- Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
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