Sunday 16 April 1972
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jim Ballard and Conchita Martinez in Monzon.
In that special week of April 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.
Mark of the Devil, directed by Michael Armstrong, 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 The Lotus Eaters.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 April 1972 ?
- Saint Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- Jim Ballard: NFL / WLAF quarterback (Scottish Claymores, Buffalo Bills).
- Conchita Martinez in Monzon: Spain; tennis star (1996 final Indian Wells).
- Mario Bradley: WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs).
- Ed Byrne: British comedian.
- Conchita Martinez: Spanish tennis player: WTA Tour.
- Miami: Doctor
- Conchita Martínez: Spanish-American tennis player
- John McGuinness: English motorcycle racer
- Tracy Smith: American poet and educator
- Yasunari Kawabata: Japanese novelist and short story writer whose lyrical prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award.
- 1st Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jane Blalock
- 2 giants pandas arrive in US, from China
- Apollo 16 is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida; 5th manned lunar landing (Decartes Highlands).
- China sends 2 giant pandas to US
- Chicago Cubs' player Burt Hooton no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0.
- Two giant pandas (Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing) arrive in the US, from China.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- America - A Horse With No Name
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin
- Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
- The Dramatics - In The Rain
- Donny Osmond - Puppy Love
- The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly, Wow
- Aretha Franklin - Day Dreaming
- Sonny & Cher - A Cowboys Work Is Never Done
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