Wednesday 19 January 1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tyrone Wheatley and Elena Kaliska.
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.
Fritz the Cat, directed by Ralph Bakshi, 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 Semesterferien.
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 19 January 1972 ?
- Confederate Heroes Day in Texas.
- Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy ? Julian Calendar Theophany (Epiphany).
- St. Mark of Ephesus feast day .
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of Sult�n (Sovereignty) ? First day of the 17th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- National Popcorn Day in United States of America, however some claim this is whatever day the Superbowl lands on.
- The unofficial National Popcorn Day
- Tyrone Wheatley: NFL running back (New York Giants).
- Elena Kaliska: Slovak slalom canoer.
- Princess Kalina: of Bulgaria.
- Ron Killings: American professional wrestler.
- Angham : Egyptian singer-songwriter producer and actress.
- Joana Benedek: Romanian-Mexican model and actress
- Drea de Matteo: American actress
- Jon Fisher: American businessman and author
- Kalina: Princess Kalina of Bulgaria
- Elena Kaliská: Slovak canoe racer
- Troy Wilson: Australian footballer and race car driver
- Sergei Zjukin: Estonian chess player and coach
- Michael Rabin: American violinist (Born 1936).
- Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, and Early Wynn elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
- The Libertarian enclave Minerva on a platform in the South Pacific, sponsored by the Phoenix Foundation, declares independence. Soon neighboring Tonga annexes the area and dismantles the platform.
- – President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto announces that Pakistan will immediately begin a nuclear weapons programme.
- – Fears are growing about the economy of the United Kingdom, where unemployment is now exceeding 1 million for the first time since World War II.
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)
- Melanie - Brand New Key
- Al Green - Let's Stay Together
- Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine
- Badfinger - Day After Day
- Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band - Scorpio
- The New Seekers - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
- Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
- The Stylistics - You Are Everything
- The Jackson 5 - Sugar Daddy
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