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..
Which were the important events of Thursday, 20 January 1972 ?
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
- Saint Fabian
- 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.
Famous People born
- Pakistan launched its Nuclear detterent program few weeks after its defeat in Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
: NFL outside linebacker (New England Patriots).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1972 ?
Sports Illustrated: no.8263
Playboy Magazine cover
TIME Magazine Cover: Roger Staubach and Bob Griese -- Jan. 17, 1972
Esquire Magazine cover
Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach
August 1914 - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The Odessa File - Frederick Forsyth
The Day of the Jackal - Frederick Forsyth
Jaguar XJ6 Reflects Pursuit of Excellence Photo (1972)
Evinrude 65hp Triumph Outboard Motor (1972)
Boehm Bone & Hard Porcelain Birds (1972)
Tell the world why Thursday, 20 January 1972 is such a special date for you!