It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). 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. The Cowboys, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
  • Fritz the CatFritz the Cat
    directed by Ralph Bakshi
    starring: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry
  • The CowboysThe Cowboys
    directed by Mark Rydell
    starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern
  • Straw DogsStraw Dogs
    directed by Sam Peckinpah
    starring: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry
    directed by Don Siegel
    starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Thursday, 20 January 1972 ?

Holidays
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
  • Epiphanius of Pavia
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Sebastian
  • Presidential Inauguration Day in the United States.
  • The Eve of St. Agnes.

Facts
  • Pakistan launched its Nuclear detterent program few weeks after its defeat in Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

Famous People born
Alcides Catanho;: NFL outside linebacker (New England Patriots).

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Magazine

 Sports Illustrated: no.8263
Sports Illustrated: no.8263

Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: Roger Staubach and Bob Griese -- Jan. 17, 1972
TIME Magazine Cover: Roger Staubach and Bob Griese -- Jan. 17, 1972

Magazine

 Playboy Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover
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Books

Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach

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Books

August 1914 - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

August 1914 - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Books

The Odessa File - Frederick Forsyth

The Odessa File - Frederick Forsyth

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Books

The Day of the Jackal - Frederick Forsyth

The Day of the Jackal - Frederick Forsyth

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Old Journal Ads

Boca Raton Hotel & Club Miami Florida Print (1972)Boca Raton Hotel & Club Miami Florida Print (1972)
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Old Journal Ads

International Harvester 710 Plow (1972)International Harvester 710 Plow (1972)
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Old Journal Ads

AMC (1972)AMC (1972)
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