Sunday 30 January 1972
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jill McGill in Denver and Chris Simon in Wawa.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean.
In UK Telegram Sam by T Rex 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 Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 January 1972 ?
- Jill McGill in Denver: Colorado, USA; LPGA golfer (1995 British Open-second).
- Chris Simon in Wawa: Ontario, Canada; NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche).
- Burt Thornton: Canadian Football League receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats).
- Brent Moss: American athlete, Wisconsin's All American tail-back football star, the nation's leading return rusher, considered one of the top Heisman Trophy candidates.
- Richard Robert: French criminal, involved in the terrorist attacks in Casablanca on 16 May 2003 which left more than 40 people dead and hundreds injured.
- Jennifer Hale: Voice Actor
- Lupillo Rivera: World Music Singer
- Chris Simon: Canadian ice hockey player
- Zoren Legaspi: Filipino actor
- Karel Boleslav Jirak: Composer, dies at 81.
- Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
- Bloody Sunday: United Kingdom British Paratroopers kill fourteen Roman Catholic civil rights /anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland- Bloody Sunday (1972)
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
Top #8 songs in the UK
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