Friday 18 August 1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Derrick Harris and Loraine Lambert.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan.
In UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits.
Blacula, directed by William Crain, 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 The Midnight Special.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
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Which were the important events of 18 August 1972 ?
- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- Derrick Harris: Running back (St. Louis Rams).
- Loraine Lambert: Ipswich Queensland, golfer (NZ champ 1991, 92).
- Nate Jones: Chicago, Illinois -- Heavyweight boxer (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Ray Jacobs: NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos).
- Keiko Yamada: Japanese singer.
- Shaun Wilson: Australian artist
- Keiko : Japanese singer (Globe)
- Victoria Mitchell: English journalist and poker player
- Leo Ku: Hong Kong singer actor producer and director
- Masahiro Nakai: Japanese singer and actor (SMAP)
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)
- Looking Glass - Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)
- The Hollies - Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
- Luther Ingram - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
- Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You
- Roberta Flack - Where Is The Love
- Wayne Newton - Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
- Argent - Hold Your Head Up
- Nilsson - Coconut
- Carpenters - Goodbye To Love
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