Monday 14 August 1972
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Brian Gragert and Evan Pilgrim.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan.
In UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits.
Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask, directed by Woody Allen, 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 The Midnight Special.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 August 1972 ?
- Paraguay - Flag Day
- St. Maximilian Kolbe
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
- United States - National Code talkers Day
- Pakistan - Independence Day
- RC saints - Maximilian Kolbe (Polish Franciscan priest martyred by Nazis in 1941)
- Morocco - Allegiance of Oued Eddahab or Rfo de Oro
- United States - National Creamsicles Day
- Brian Gragert: WLAF punter (Amsterdam Admirals).
- Evan Pilgrim: NFL guard (Chicago Bears).
- Katja Maaria Lehtd: Ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics - 1998).
- Ross Schulte: NFL / WLAF kicker / punter (Buffalo Bills, Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Yu Jae-seok: South Korean entertainer.
- Jay Manuel: Canadian make-up artist
- William Collins: American contestant on a TV game show called Big Brother, a show set in "real time." It is not scripted and is not intended for younger audiences as the language and situations have the spontaneity of real life. Ten young adults, strangers to each other, were selected to live for three months in a closed environment in order to observe their interaction, entering their Big Brother house on 7/04/2000. After voting one of their housemates off every week, the last remaining contestant wins $500,000
- Yoo Jae-suk: Comedian
- Tamer Said: Egyptian director producer and screenwriter
- Laurent Lamothe: Haitian businessman and politician 15th Prime Minister of Haiti
- Bloody Sunday: British soldiers fire into crowd, kill 13
- East German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, Russia, killing 156.
- An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
- An East German Ilyushin airliner crashes near East Berlin all 156 onboard perish.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)
- Looking Glass - Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)
- The Hollies - Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
- Luther Ingram - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
- Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You
- Roberta Flack - Where Is The Love
- Wayne Newton - Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
- Argent - Hold Your Head Up
- Nilsson - Coconut
- Carpenters - Goodbye To Love
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