Friday 26 May 1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Selenis Leyva and Shary Boyle.
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 Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 May 1972 ?
- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
- Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
- Saint Lambert (d.1154)
- Saint Berenger (died 1093)
- Georgia - National Day
- Poland - Mother's Day
- Australia - National Sorry Day
- Selenis Leyva: TV Actress.
- Shary Boyle: Canadian sculptor and painter.
- Patsy Palmer: English actress.
- Alan White: English drummer (Oasis and Starclub).
- Nixon and Brezhnev signs SALT accord
- Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in five rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
- US President Richard Nixon and Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT accord.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
- 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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