Friday 18 February 1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Shani Lynn Nielsen in New Albany and Lubomir Rybovic in Kosice.
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 Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 18 February 1972 ?
- Independence Day in The Gambia (1965)
- Shani Lynn Nielsen in New Albany: Indiana, USA; Miss Indiana-America (1996-Top 10).
- Lubomir Rybovic in Kosice: Czechoslovakia; hockey forward (Team Slovakia).
- Marc Lillibridge: WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals).
- Jennifer Brown: Swedish singer.
- Fabian Picardo: Gibraltarian politician and barrister 7th Chief Minister of Gibraltar.
- John andYoko end a week of co-hosting Mike Douglas Show
- Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy.
- California Supreme Court abolishes death penalty.
- The California Supreme Court in the case of People v. Anderson, 6 Cal.3d 628 invalidates the state's death penalty and commutes the sentences of all death row inmates to life imprisonment.
- The California Supreme Court voids the state's death penalty, commuting all death sentences to life in prison.
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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