Wednesday 12 April 1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Sebnem Ferah and Paul Lo Duca.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack.
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 Hunt the Wumpus.
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Which were the important events of 12 April 1972 ?
- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- Sebnem Ferah: Turkish singer.
- Paul Lo Duca: American baseball player.
- Inaki Aizpitarte: French restaurateur, the chef owner of Le Chateaurbriand bistro in Paris and Le Dauphin, a French tapas bar.
- Julien Lorcy: French professional boxer, nicknamed "Bobo," who held the WBA lightweight title twice (1991 and 2001).
- Ron Shirley: Reality Star.
- Şebnem Ferah: Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Dimitrios Kokotis: Greek high jumper
- Paul Duca: American baseball player and sportscaster
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- America - A Horse With No Name
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin
- Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
- The Dramatics - In The Rain
- Donny Osmond - Puppy Love
- The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly, Wow
- Aretha Franklin - Day Dreaming
- Sonny & Cher - A Cowboys Work Is Never Done
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