Thursday 27 April 1972
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include David Lascher in New York City and Ethan Brooks.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack.
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.
On TV people were watching The Lotus Eaters.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 27 April 1972 ?
- Saint Liberalis
- Saint Mariana
- Saint Floribert
- Rochester, NY: Al Franken Day.
- Catalonia: Montserrat's Day (see Montserrat).
- South Africa: Freedom day.
- Slovenia: Day of Uprising Against Occupation.
- Saint Zita Lombardo
- David Lascher in New York City: New York; actor (Josh - Clueless, Kidz in the Wood).
- Ethan Brooks: NFL / WAFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Rhein Fire).
- Tim Ruddy: NFL center (Miami Dolphins).
- Tommy Thompson: NFL punter (San Francisco 49ers).
- Silvia Farina in Milan: Italy; tennis star (1995 Maria Lankowitz doubles).
- Alison McKnight in Bakersfield: California, USA; 100 metre hurdler/heptathlete.
- Mehmet Kurtulus: Turkish-born German actor.
- Maura West: American actress, soap opera star whose performance as Carly Snyder on "As The World Turns" earned her several nominations for awards and a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2007. She graduated from Boston University and landed the gig on the soap opera in 1995. She left the show in May 1996 before the birth of her first child but returned in September 1997.
- Nigel Barker: English fashion photographer
- Almedin Civa: Bosnian footballer and coach
- Mehmet Kurtuluş: Turkish-German actor
- David Lascher: American actor and producer
- Phil King: Rock (Blue Oyster Cult), shot in head at 24 while gambling.
- New York City Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported
- Apollo 16 returns to Earth.
- A no-confidence vote against German Chancellor Willy Brandt fails under obscure circumstances.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly, Wow
- America - A Horse With No Name
- Aretha Franklin - Day Dreaming
- The Dramatics - In The Rain
- Sonny & Cher - A Cowboys Work Is Never Done
- Jackson Browne - Doctor My Eyes
- Al Green - Look What You Done For Me
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