Saturday 14 October 1972
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include J J Smith and Mike Archie.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Ben by Michael Jackson.
In UK Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon was in the top 5 hits.
Boot Hill, directed by Giuseppe Colizzi, 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 Colditz.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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- Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
- World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
- RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
- World Organ Donation Day
- J J Smith: NFL running back (KC Chiefs).
- Mike Archie: Running back (Tennessee Oilers).
- Nelson Van waes: CFL defensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders).
- Shawn Banks: WLAF LB (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Thierry Vaillant: French soccer player, a defender.
- Erika de Lone: Boston, Massachusetts -- Tennis star (1996 Futures-Wilmington DE)
- Julian O'Neill: Australian rugby player
- Joseph Kaminski: Composer, dies at 68.
- Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Jackson - Ben
- Bill Withers - Use Me
- The Main Ingredient - Everybody Plays The Fool
- Elvis Presley - Burning Love
- Raspberries - Go All The Way
- Mac Davis - Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me
- Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling
- The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
- The O'Jays - Back Stabbers
- Hot Butter - Popcorn
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