Sunday 24 December 1972
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul.
In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits.
Cries & Whispers, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1972 ?
- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
- Richard Dutruel: French football/soccer player, a goalkeeper who gained his sole cap for France on 4 October 2000, coming on as a substitute in a 1–1 friendly match with Cameroon.
- Álvaro Mesén: Costa Rican footballer.
- Klaus Schnellenkamp: Chilean businessman and author.
- Alvaro Mesen: Costa Rican footballer.
- Swedish Prime minister Olof Palme compares the American bombings of North Vietnam to Nazi massacres. The U.S. breaks diplomatic contact with Sweden.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Carly Simon - You're So Vain
- Donna Fargo - Funny Face
- Johnny Rivers - Rockin' Pneumonia - Boogie Woogie Flu
- Billy Paul - Me And Mrs. Jones
- Helen Reddy - I Am Woman
- The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Clair
- Al Green - You Ought To Be With Me
- Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now
- Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling
- The Osmonds - Crazy Horses
- Little Jimmy Osmond - Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
- Slade - GudBuy T'Jane
- Donny Osmond - Why
- The New Seekers - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
- Neil Reid - Mother Of Mine
- Benny Hill - Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
- Congregation - Softly Whispering I Love You
- Middle Of The Road - Soley Soley
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