Tuesday 14 March 1972
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Aris Brimanis in Cleveland and Antowain Smith.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Heart Of Gold by Neil Young.
In UK Without You by Nilsson was in the top 5 hits.
Pink Flamingos, directed by John Waters, 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 Split Second.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
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Which were the important events of 14 March 1972 ?
- Albania - Summer Day: Albanian holiday Summer is celebrated in this day in Elbasan and its surroundings.
- Pi Day - unofficial mathematics holiday.
- Roman Empire - Equirria, horse races in honor of Mars were held.
- Saint Mathildis
- Saint Paulina
- Blessed Eve of Liege
- Japan - White Day: Japanese holiday similar to Valentine's Day (men give gifts to women).
- Aris Brimanis in Cleveland: Ohio, USA; NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers).
- Antowain Smith: running back (Buffalo Bills).
- Tom Barndt NFL/WLAF guard (Kansas City Chiefs: Scottish Claymores).
- Clover Maitland: Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics-1996).
- Irom Sharmila: Indian poet and activist.
- Italian publisher and former partisan Giangiacomo Feltrinelli is killed by an explosion near Segrate.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
- America - A Horse With No Name
- Robert John - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)
- Nilsson - Without You
- Bread - Everything I Own
- Paul Simon - Mother And Child Reunion
- Climax - Precious And Few
- Cher - The Way Of Love
- Donny Osmond - Puppy Love
- The Osmonds - Down By The Lazy River
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