Wednesday 27 December 1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Thomas Wilson Brown and Charles Way.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul.
In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits.
Cries & Whispers, directed by Ingmar Bergman, 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 Pipkins.
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 27 December 1972 ?
- The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
- R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
- Thomas Wilson Brown: Actor (Jason-Knots Landing).
- Charles Way: NFL fullback (New York Giants).
- Dewayne Washington in Durham: North Carolina, USA; NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings).
- Gaël Roblin: French political activist who campaigns for socialism and Breton independence.
- Thomas Brown: American actor and producer.
- Colin Charvis: English rugby player and coach
- Kevin Ollie: American basketball player and coach
- Matt Slocum: American guitarist and songwriter (Sixpence None the Richer)
- Lester B Pearson (Liberal): 14th Canadian Prime Minister (Nobel Prize 1957), dies at age 75.
- Purlie opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 14 performances
- LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak
- Belgium recognizes German Democratic Republic.
- New North Korean constitution comes into effect.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Paul - Me And Mrs. Jones
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Clair
- Al Green - You Ought To Be With Me
- Carly Simon - You're So Vain
- Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California
- Donna Fargo - Funny Face
- Helen Reddy - I Am Woman
- Johnny Rivers - Rockin' Pneumonia - Boogie Woogie Flu
- Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
- Kenny Loggins - Your Mama Don't Dance
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling
- The New Seekers - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
- The Osmonds - Crazy Horses
- Neil Reid - Mother Of Mine
- Little Jimmy Osmond - Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
- Benny Hill - Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
- Slade - GudBuy T'Jane
- Congregation - Softly Whispering I Love You
- Donny Osmond - Why
- Middle Of The Road - Soley Soley
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