Thursday 27 January 1972
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Chad Askew and Mark Lawrence in Burlington.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean.
In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits.
Fritz the Cat, directed by Ralph Bakshi, 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 Semesterferien.
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 January 1972 ?
- UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
- Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
- Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
- Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
- Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
- Denmark ? Auschwitzdag (Auschwitz Day; commemoration day for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocide).
- Serbia ? St. Sava Day.
- United Kingdom ? Holocaust Memorial Day.
- Chad Askew: NFL wide receiver (New York Jets).
- Mark Lawrence in Burlington: Ontario, Canada; NHL right wing (Dallas Stars).
- Keith Wood: Irish rugby player.
- Janine Ilitch: Australian netballer.
- Josh Randall: American actor.
- Raymond Bishop: American suicide at age 18, 04/30/1990, 07:30 AM. He drove to a rural spot in West Boylston and shot himself in the head. The family had no idea of why he killed himself as he had always seemed a well adjusted, happy boy. He had a job changing tires.
- Lionel Delplanque: French director, who made four short films between 1994 and 1999, then directed two feature films: "Promenons-nous dans les bois" in 2000 and "Président" in 2006.
- Mark Owen: English pop singer
- Wynne Evans: Welsh operatic tenor
- Magnavox begins production of the Odyssey video game. The Odyssey is a primitive video game system, with no processors or integrated circuits. It plugs into a home TV set, displaying a moving white block that can be bounced by rotating remote paddles.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Don McLean - American Pie (Parts 1 and 2)
- Melanie - Brand New Key
- Al Green - Let's Stay Together
- Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine
- Badfinger - Day After Day
- Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
- Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band - Scorpio
- Three Dog Night - Never Been To Spain
- The Stylistics - You Are Everything
- The Jackson 5 - Sugar Daddy
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