Friday 24 November 1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Barry Potomski and Fred Brathwaite.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash.
In UK Clair by Gilbert O'Sullivan was in the top 5 hits.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, directed by William Sterling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Fleksnes fataliteter.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Which were the important events of 24 November 1972 ?
- Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
- Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
- Teacher's Day in Turkey
- Barry Potomski: Windsor, Ontario -- NHL left wing (LA Kings).
- Fred Brathwaite: Ottawa, Ontario -- NHL goalie (Edmonton Oilers).
- Samira Bellil: French feminist activist and a campaigner for the rights of girls and women.
- Jocelyn Merlen: French footballer, a right-back who played for Calais (1996-2003).
- Alexander Zaglmaier: Austrian dancer and dance teacher.
- Marek Lemsalu: Estonian footballer
- Hall Overton: US Composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
- Lobo - I'd Love You To Want Me
- The Spinners - I'll Be Around
- Helen Reddy - I Am Woman
- The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
- Seals and Crofts - Summer Breeze
- Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now
- Al Green - You Ought To Be With Me
- The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
- The 5th Dimension - If I Could Reach You
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