Wednesday 29 March 1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Trevor Kidd in Dugald and Paul Michael in Kent.
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.
Mark of the Devil, directed by Michael Armstrong, 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 Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Which were the important events of 29 March 1972 ?
- St. Bertold (d.1179)
- Blessed Hugo (d.1239)
- St. Ludolf of Ratzeburg (d.1250)
- St. Eustace
- Memorial day and commemoration of the 1947 revolt against French colonisation in Madagascar
- Youth Day in Taiwan
- Festival of Ishtar.
- St. Jonas (d. 327)
- Trevor Kidd in Dugald: Manitoba, Canada; NHL goalie (Calgary Flames).
- Paul Michael in Kent: Australia; New Zealand breast-stroke swimmer (Olympics-1996).
- Alex Ochoa in Miami: Florida, USA; outfielder (New York Mets).
- John Rothell in Titusville: Florida, USA; 400-metre hurdler.
- Michel Ancel: French game designer created Rayman.
- Rui Costa: Portuguese footballer
- Alex Ochoa: Cuban-American baseball player and coach
- Priti Patel: English politician
- Junichi Suwabe: Japanese voice actor and singer
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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