Sunday 16 July 1972
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Aaron Glenn and Mindy Carson in New York City.
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 Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 July 1972 ?
- Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
- Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
- Aaron Glenn: NFL cornerback / kick returner (NY Jets).
- Mindy Carson in New York City: New York; vocalist (Club Embassy, Ford Star Revue).
- Ben Cahoon: American-Canadian football player and coach.
- François Drolet: Canadian speed skater.
- Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes 269th patriarch of Constantinople
- Smokey Robinson and Miracles final live performance
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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