Wednesday 28 June 1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Arie van de Padt and Eric Johnson.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond.
In UK Vincent by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits.
Duck, You Sucker, directed by Sergio Leone, 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 El Chavo del Ocho.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
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Which were the important events of 28 June 1972 ?
- Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyon
- Vidovdan, Orthodox religious holiday commemorating St. Vitus
- National Handshake Day
- Arie van de Padt: Dutch soccer player (Tonegido, Sparta).
- Eric Johnson: CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts).
- Jerry Colquitt: WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Kelly Wiltshire: CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts).
- Marvin Jones: NFL linebacker (NY Jets).
- Ryan Fujita: Hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
- Maria Butyrskaya: Russian figure skater.
- Alessandro Nivola: American actor and producer, who has starred in feature films such as American Hustle and Face/Off.
- Ngô Châu: Vietnamese-French mathematician and academic
- Jon Heidenreich: American professional wrestler
- Christopher Leslie: English politician Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
- U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that no new draftees will be sent to Vietnam.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Neil Diamond - Song Sung Blue
- Sammy Davis Jr. - The Candy Man
- Billy Preston - Outa-Space
- Bill Withers - Lean On Me
- Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose - Too Late To Turn Back Now
- Jimmy Castor - Troglodyte (Cave Man)
- Gallery - Nice To Be With You
- Elton John - Rocket Man
- America - I Need You
- Wayne Newton - Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
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