Monday 18 December 1972
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jeff Nelson in Prince Albert and Eric Unverzagt NFL/WLAF linebacker (Seattle Seahawks.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul.
In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits.
Cries & Whispers, directed by Ingmar Bergman, 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 Arthur of the Britons.
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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- Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
- R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
- Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
- Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
- Jeff Nelson in Prince Albert: Saskatchewan, Canada; NHL center (Washington Capitals).
- Eric Unverzagt NFL/WLAF linebacker (Seattle Seahawks: Scotland Claymores).
- Marcos Ondruska: in South Africa; tennis star.
- Trevor Chowning: American painter.
- John Delfrano: American professional thief, sent to prison 5/29/1988 with a sentence of ten years.
- Jason Mantzoukas: American actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his recurring role as Rafi in the FX comedy series The League and co-starring alongside Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator. He also appears in such films as Sleeping with Other People, They Came Together and Conception. Mantzoukas also co-hosts the popular movie discussion podcast How Did This Get Made? alongside Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael.
- Anzhela Balakhonova: Ukrainian pole vaulter
- Rah Digga: American rapper and actress (The Conglomerate)
- Raymond Herrera: American drummer and songwriter (Fear Factory Arkaea and Brujeria)
- DJ Lethal: Latvian-American DJ and producer (House of Pain Limp Bizkit and La Coka Nostra)
- Vietnam War: President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will engage North Vietnam in Operation Linebacker II, a series of Christmas bombings, after peace talks collapsed with North Vietnam on the 13th.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Paul - Me And Mrs. Jones
- Helen Reddy - I Am Woman
- Al Green - You Ought To Be With Me
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Clair
- Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California
- Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now
- Donna Fargo - Funny Face
- The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
- Carly Simon - You're So Vain
- Johnny Rivers - Rockin' Pneumonia - Boogie Woogie Flu
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