Thursday 14 December 1972
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul.
In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits.
Cries & Whispers, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 14 December 1972 ?
- R.C. Saints - Memorial of Saint John of the Cross
- Marcus Jensen: American baseball player and coach.
- Isabelle De Hertogh: Belgian actress, became most prominent for her role in the Belgian movie.
- Miranda Hart: British comedienne.
- Eric Anderson: American musical theatre actor.
- Johnny Mcwilliams: tight end (Arizona Cardinals).
- Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt leave the Moon
- Willy Brandt re-elected West German chancellor.
- Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of the Apollo 17 mission. This is the last manned mission to the moon of the 20th century.
- The Commonwealth of Australia ordains equal pay for women.
- The United Nations Environment Programme is established as a specialized agency of the United Nations.
- The Constitution of Bangladesh comes into effect.
- The Portuguese army kills 400 Africans in Tete, Mozambique.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Paul - Me And Mrs. Jones
- Helen Reddy - I Am Woman
- Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now
- Al Green - You Ought To Be With Me
- Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California
- The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Clair
- America - Ventura Highway
- Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
- The Stylistics - I'm Stone In Love With You
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