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 Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1972 ?

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

by Richard Bach


This is a story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules...people who get special pleasure out of doing something well, even if only for themselves...people

August 1914 by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

August 1914

by Alexander Solzhenitsyn


In his monumental narrative of the outbreak of the First World War and the ill-fated Russian offensive into East Prussia, Solzhenitsyn has written what Nina Krushcheva, in The Nation, calls "a dramatically new interpretation of Russian history."

The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth

The Odessa File

by Frederick Forsyth


#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth’s unforgettable novel of evil personified and one man’s determination to destroy it once and for all… When an elderly German Jew commits suicide, he leaves behind a diary that eventually falls into the hands of young, eager journalist Peter Miller.

The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day of the Jackal

by Frederick Forsyth


#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth’s unforgettable novel of a conspiracy, a killer, and the one man who can stop him… He is known only as “The Jackal”—a cold, calculating assassin without emotion, or loyalty, or equal.

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