Tuesday 28 March 1972
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mike Morton and Shannon Mitchell.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to A Horse With No Name by America.
In UK Without You by Nilsson was in the top 5 hits.
Pink Flamingos, directed by John Waters, 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 Split Second.
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 28 March 1972 ?
- Saint Sixtus III
- Slovakia, Czech Republic - Teachers' Day.
- Saint Castor
- Saint Gontram (died 592)
- Saint Malchus
- Saint Priscus
- Mike Morton: linebacker (Oakland Raiders).
- Shannon Mitchell: NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers).
- Keith Tkachuk in Melrose: Massachusetts, USA; NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, USA).
- Jonathan Edwards in Boston: Massachusetts, USA; doubles luger (Olympics-1994).
- Derek West: offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts).
- Eby J Jose: Indian journalist
- Rosangela Bessi: Italian Beauty Queen, Miss Italy of 1990.
- Michael Smith: American basketball player: forward, Kings
- Keith Tkachuk: American hockey player, he played left wing for the Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, St. Louis Blues and Atlanta Thrashers between 1991 and 2010.
- Nick Frost: English comedian and actor
- Eby Jose: Indian journalist and author
- David Vadim: Ukrainian-American actor
- Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- America - A Horse With No Name
- Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
- Donny Osmond - Puppy Love
- Paul Simon - Mother And Child Reunion
- Robert John - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- Nilsson - Without You
- The Chakachas - Jungle Fever
- Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
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