Monday 17 January 1972
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean.
In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits.
The Cowboys, directed by Mark Rydell, 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 17 January 1972 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Kathryn Knight: British freelance journalist who has written for The Times, The Daily Express, Associated Newspapers, The Mail on Sunday and the Daily Mail, etcetera.
- Rohn Meyer: Canadian Football League offensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders).
- Wendall Gaines: NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals).
- Ken Hirai: Japanese singer and songwriter.
- Benno Furmann: German actor.
- Vittoria Belvedere: Italian actress who has appeared in several films but most of her work is television based.
- Betty Smith: American author and playwright (d. 1972).
- Section of Memphis, Tennessee, Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Don McLean - American Pie (Parts 1 and 2)
- Al Green - Let's Stay Together
- Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine
- Badfinger - Day After Day
- Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band - Scorpio
- Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
- The New Seekers - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
- The Stylistics - You Are Everything
- The Jackson 5 - Sugar Daddy
- Melanie - Brand New Key
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