Friday 21 January 1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Shelley Looney and Howard Nathan.
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 21 January 1972 ?
- National Hugging Day
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
- Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
- UN Arms Day
- Shelley Looney: Ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics - 1998).
- Howard Nathan: NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks).
- Alan Benes in Evansville: Indiana, USA; pitcher (Saint Louis Cardinals).
- Cat Power (Chan Marshall): American musician.
- Cat Power: American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actress and model, also known as Chan Marshall.
- Alan Benes: American baseball player and coach
- Rick Falkvinge: Swedish businessman and politician
- Yasunori Mitsuda: Japanese composer and producer
- Brett Mullins: Australian rugby player
- Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory
- Belgium government of Eyskens-Cools forms.
- Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura become separate states of Indian union.
- A New Delhi bootlegger sells wood alcohol to a wedding party 100 die.
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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