Thursday 13 April 1972
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Dave Wohlabaugh and Jeroen Thesseling pop bassist (Pestilence.
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 Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 April 1972 ?
- Dave Wohlabaugh: NFL center/guard (New England Patriots).
- Jeroen Thesseling pop bassist (Pestilence: Spheres).
- Mariusz Czerkawski in Radomsko: Poland; NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers).
- Mike Kennedy in Vancouver: British Columbia, Canada; NHL left wing (Dallas Stars).
- Aaron Lewis: American musician, who is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and founding member of the rock group Staind, with whom he has released seven studio albums.
- Mariusz Czerkawski: Polish ice hockey player and golfer
- The Universal Postal Union decides to recognize the People's Republic of China as the only legitimate Chinese representative, effectively expelling the Republic of China administering Taiwan.
- Vietnam War: The Battle of An Loc begins.
- ''Apollo 16'' (John Young, Ken Mattingly, Charlie Duke) is launched. During the mission, the astronauts achieve a lunar rover speed record of 18nbspkm/h.
- Vietnam War – Nguyen Hue Offensive: Prompted by the North Vietnamese offensive, the United States resumes bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong.
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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