Friday 19 May 1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack.
In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits.
Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, 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.
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- National Hug-Your-Cat Day
- NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
- Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
- Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
- Theophilus of Corte
- Peter Celestine
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Dunstan
- Willie Brown: NFL / WLAF linebacker (Seattle Seahawks.
- Laura Freddi: Italian showgirl, TV presenter and singer.
- Ronald Williams: Canadian Football League running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers).
- Jenny Berggren: Swedish singer-songwriter (Ace of Base).
- Claudia Karvan: Australian actress producer and screenwriter.
- Nancy Launt: American child adopted by Donna and Robert Launt. The Launts had two natural kids and after Nancy, took in another foster child. Nancy was one of four kids born to Marie Lackey who had been taken from her birth mother at age four after Marie had twisted her leg until it snapped. Alcohol-fueled abuse had been a way of life for the kids. Nancy had learned that adults were terrifying creatures and she relived her infancy complete with thumb-sucking and bed-wetting before gaining some security. She
- WMAV TV channel 18 in Oxford, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Three out of 6 bombs explode in the Springer Press building in Hamburg, Germany, injuring 17 the Red Army Faction claims responsibility.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl
- The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- Al Green - Look What You Done For Me
- Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin
- The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly, Wow
- The Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice
- Ringo Starr - Back Off Boogaloo
- Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken
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