Wednesday 23 February 1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson.
In UK Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip was in the top 5 hits.
Cabaret, directed by Bob Fosse, 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 23 February 1972 ?
- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
- Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
- Brunei - National Day.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)
- Saint Lazarus (d.867)
- Steve Papin: WLAF running back (Scotland Claymores).
- Jamie Watson: NBA forward (Utah Jazz).
- Greg Hill: NFL running back (KC Chiefs).
- Ryan Grigson: NFL guard / tackle (Detroit Lions).
- Steve Holy: American country singer.
- Alessandro Sturba: Italian footballer
- Rondell White: American baseball player
- Pierpaolo Curti: Italian soccer player; made his debut in Fanfulla then for 1989-89 season, minor leagues, then returned to Fanfulla. In interregional, he performed very well as a
- Michael Taube: Composer, dies at 81.
- Angela Davis is released from jail. A Caruthers, California farmer, Rodger McAfee, helps her make bail.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Nilsson - Without You
- Carpenters - Hurting Each Other
- Climax - Precious And Few
- Al Green - Let's Stay Together
- The Osmonds - Down By The Lazy River
- Apollo 100 - Joy
- Robert John - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)
- Bread - Everything I Own
- Don McLean - American Pie (Parts 1 and 2)
- Carole King - Sweet Seasons
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