Saturday 22 April 1972
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of April 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.
Mark of the Devil, directed by Michael Armstrong, 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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Which were the important events of 22 April 1972 ?
- Saints Soter and Caius
- Saint Leonidas (died 202)
- Brazil - Discovery Day.
- Saint Theodorus (d. 613)
- Sabine Appelmans in Aalst: Belgium; tennis star (Strasbourg doubles final).
- Sabine Appelmans: Belgian tennis player, the winner of seven singles and one doubles Corel WTA Tour Titles and one ITF Women's Circuit Singles Title.
- Willie Robertson: Reality Star.
- Owen Finegan: Australian rugby player and coach.
- Milka Duno: Venezuelan race car driver and engineer.
- Sergei Hohlov-Simson: Estonian footballer and manager
- Anna Falchi: Italian-Finnish model and film actress.
- Apollo Astronauts John Young and Charles Duke ride on Moon
- Vietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts anti-war protests in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.
- Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke explore the Moon.
- Sylvia Cook and John Fairfax finish rowing across the Pacific.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- America - A Horse With No Name
- The Dramatics - In The Rain
- The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly, Wow
- Aretha Franklin - Day Dreaming
- Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
- Sonny & Cher - A Cowboys Work Is Never Done
- Jackson Browne - Doctor My Eyes
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