Tuesday 23 May 1972
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Isabelle Fijalkowski and Rene Ingoglia.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Oh Girl by The Chi-Lites.
In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits.
Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, 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 The Lotus Eaters.
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 23 May 1972 ?
- World Turtle Day
- Saint Desiderius
- Saint Guibert of Gemblours
- Saint Montana
- Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
- Discordianism: Day of Disunity
- Isabelle Fijalkowski: WNBA center / forward (Cleveland rockers).
- Rene Ingoglia: running back (Buffalo Bills).
- Marco van: Hoogdalem; Dutch soccer player (Roda JC).
- Shannon Brown: NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons).
- Rubens Barrichello: Brazilian race car driver for Formula One who joined the Ferrari team for the 1999/2000 championship.
- The Tamil United Front (now known as Tamil United Liberation Front), a pro-Tamil organization, is founded.
- Rangers lift the Cup Winners Cup, defeating Dynamo Moscow in the final at the Nou Camp. Their supporters invade the pitch, with the team banned from defending the trophy the following season.
- A Red Army Faction bomb explodes in the Campbell Barracks of the U.S. Army Supreme European Command in Heidelberg, West Germany 3 U.S. soldiers (Clyde Bonner, Ronald Woodard and Charles Peck) are killed.
- The Magnavox Odyssey video game system is first demoed, marking the dawn of the video game age it goes on sale to the public in August.
- Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT I treaty in Moscow, as well as the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and other agreements.
- The Watergate first break-in, the ampquotAmeritas dinnerampquot, fails.
- Wernher von Braun retires from NASA, frustrated by the agency's unwillingness to pursue a manned trans-orbital space program.
- Willandra National Park is established in Australia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl
- The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- Al Green - Look What You Done For Me
- Sammy Davis Jr. - The Candy Man
- Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken
- The Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- Dr. Hook - Sylvia's Mother
- Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln
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