Thursday 17 February 1972
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lloy Ball and Lloy Ball in Fort Wayne.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson.
In UK Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip was in the top 5 hits.
Cabaret, directed by Bob Fosse, 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 I geitonia mas.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 February 1972 ?
- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
- Lloy Ball: Ft Wayne, Indiana -- Volleyball setter (1996 Olympics).
- Lloy Ball in Fort Wayne: Indiana, USA; volleyball setter (Olympics-1996).
- William Floyd: full back (San Francisco 49ers).
- Vladimir Vujtek NHL forward (Team Czechoslovakia Olympics-gold-1998: Tampa Bay Lightning).
- Tony Lawson: in NSA Australia; diver (Olympics-1996).
- Richard MacQuire in Melbourne: Victoria, Australia; canoeist (Olympics-1996).
- Stephen Robinson in Arlington: Virginia, USA; rower (Olympics-1996).
- Ralphie May: American comedian
- LG Petrov: Swedish singer (Entombed)
- Yuki Isoya: Japanese singer (Judy and Mary)
- Philippe Candeloro: Philippe Candeloro is a French former competitive figure skater. He is a two-time Olympic bronze medalist (1994, 1998), a two-time World medalist (1994 silver, 1995 bronze), a two-time European silver medalist (1993, 1997), and a four-time French national champion (1994–97). He has commentated for French television during figure skating events at the Olympics.
- Billie Armstrong: Guitarist
- Taylor Hawkins: American musician (Foo Fighters)
- Yuki : Japanese singer-songwriter (Mean Machine Judy and Mary and NiNa)
- Cezary Kucharski: Polish footballer
- Valeria Mazza: Argentinian model and businesswoman
- Gavril Nikolayevich Popov: Composer, dies at 67.
- President Nixon leaves Washington DC for China
- British Parliament votes to join European Common Market.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Nilsson - Without You
- Al Green - Let's Stay Together
- Carpenters - Hurting Each Other
- Climax - Precious And Few
- Three Dog Night - Never Been To Spain
- The Osmonds - Down By The Lazy River
- Don McLean - American Pie (Parts 1 and 2)
- Apollo 100 - Joy
- Robert John - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)
- Bread - Everything I Own
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