Monday 15 May 1972
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack.
In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits.
Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 May 1972 ?
- Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
- Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
- Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
- International day of climate changes.
- International conscientious objectors' day.
- Buddha's Birthday in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea (2005).
- United States - Peace Officers Memorial Day.
- International day of families.
- Teacher's Day in Mexico (Dfa del Maestro) and South Korea (??? ?).
- Saint Dymphna
- Saint Achillius
- Saint Gerebern
- Saint Isidore the Labourer
- Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
- Saint Reticius
- Saint Denise
- Slovenia - Day of Slovenian armed forces.
- Valerie Claisse: French beauty queen, winner of the contest of Miss Pays-de-Loire,1993 and Miss France, 1994.
- Patrick Pothuizen: soccer player (Vitesse).
- Tirrell Greene: WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Troy Drake: NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles).
- Richard Blackwood: Comedian.
- David Charvet: French-American actor who moved to the U.S. at the age of eight with his mom. She had left her drug addicted husband in 1981 and taken her son to live in Los Angeles. David learned English by watching movies on TV, being particularly fond of old John Wayne flicks, while his mom opened a shop, and remarried.
- Danny Alexander: Scottish politician Secretary of State for Scotland
- Conrad Keely: English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead)
- Nigel Green: Actor (Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File), dies at 47.
- Hard Job Being God opens at Edison Theater NYC for 6 performances
- Ryukyu Is and Daito Is returned to Japan after 27 yrs of US control
- George Wallace is shot and left paralyzed by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Maryland, USA.
- Ryukyu Island and Daito Island are returned to Japan after 27 years of US control.
- Bus plunges into Nile River killing 50 pilgrims (Minia, Egypt).
- The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl
- The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- Al Green - Look What You Done For Me
- Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin
- The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly, Wow
- The Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice
- Ringo Starr - Back Off Boogaloo
- Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken
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