Tuesday 24 October 1972
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Eric Sutton and Natasha Ann Courter.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry.
In UK Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon was in the top 5 hits.
Boot Hill, directed by Giuseppe Colizzi, 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 Das Licht der schwarzen Kerze.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Eric Sutton: CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders).
- Natasha Ann Courter: Davenport, Iowa -- Miss America - Iowa (1997).
- Susan Barnett: Miss Pennsylvania USA (1996).
- T J Cunningham: NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks).
- Tom Fletcher: NFL defensive safety (Seattle Seahawks).
- Louis Michael Anthony in Sassin: Boston, Massachusetts, USA; rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun).
- Frédéric Déhu: French footballer (soccer player) who played professionally as a central defender (1991-2007) and on the national team (1998-2000).
- Ruxandra Dragomir: Pitesti, Romania -- Tennis star (1996 Bournemouth doubles)
- Scott Peterson: American convicted of killing his wife and unborn son. His wife, Laci Peterson, who was eight months pregnant at the time, vanished between December 23 and Christmas Eve, 2002. At 6 PM on December 24, 2002, Peterson reported his wife missing and told police he had just returned from a fishing trip.
- Raelee Hill: Australian actress
- Kim Ji-soo: South Korean actress
- Pat Williams: American football player and coach
- Jeremy Wright: English lawyer and politician Attorney General for England and Wales
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling
- Elvis Presley - Burning Love
- The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
- Bill Withers - Use Me
- Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
- Curtis Mayfield - Freddie's Dead (Theme From Superfly)
- Rick Nelson - Garden Party
- Michael Jackson - Ben
- The Main Ingredient - Everybody Plays The Fool
- Danny O'Keefe - Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
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