Friday 14 July 1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ben Talley and Joe Aska.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Lean On Me by Bill Withers.
In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits.
Late Spring, directed by Yasujir Ozu, 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 Tegtmeiers Reisen.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 July 1972 ?
- Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day
- France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
- Kiribati - Independence Day, 3rd day, not a holiday
- Ben Talley: NFL linebacker (New York Giants).
- Joe Aska: NFL running back (Oakland Raiders).
- Lou Roe: NBA forward (Detroit Pistons).
- Matthew Campbell: NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers).
- Loïc Le Meur: French entrepreneur and blogger.
- Jeffrey Pagaduan: American troubled white male who exploded into a berserk state in September 2002. Jeffrey's girlfriend, Johanna Vitale, 30, of Salem, picked him up at her house and they headed for New Hampshire with him driving. He seemed distraught and began shouting at her. When they stopped in Woburn, MA, Johanna grabbed the keys from the ignition and drove back to home. Later in the day, Jeffrey phoned Johanna from North Station in Boston, threatening to kill her and her family if she did not pick him up an
- Deborah Mailman: Australian actress
- Jean Westwood is 1st woman chosen to head Democratic National Committee
- Plate ump and catcher in a game are brothers. Bill Haller is ump and Tom Haller is Tigers catcher, Kansas City Royals win 1-0
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bill Withers - Lean On Me
- Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose - Too Late To Turn Back Now
- Billy Preston - Outa-Space
- Neil Diamond - Song Sung Blue
- Looking Glass - Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)
- Elton John - Rocket Man
- Wayne Newton - Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)
- Luther Ingram - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
- Roberta Flack - Where Is The Love
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