Wednesday 24 May 1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tito Paul and Danny Bautista in Santo Domingo.
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.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Pong.
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Which were the important events of 24 May 1972 ?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Tito Paul: NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals).
- Danny Bautista in Santo Domingo: Dominican Republic; outfielder (Atlanta Braves).
- Viktor Ujcik in Jihlava: Czechoslovakia; hockey (Team Czechoslovakia Republic).
- Petra Schwarz-Ritter in Vienna: Austria; tennis star (1988 Futures-Bari-ITA).
- Joanna Wisniewska: Polish discus thrower.
- Rosangela Bosenbecker: Brazilian model and twin to Rosimari, both gorgeous and identical brunettes featured in a nude pictorial.
- Rosimari Bosenbecker: Brazilian model and twin to Rosangela, both gorgeous and identical brunettes featured in a nude pictorial.
- Layne Beachley: Australian surfer
- Greg Berlanti: American director producer and screenwriter
- Joanna Wiśniewska: Polish discus thrower
- Glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona, Spain.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
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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