Tuesday August 01, 1972

US date format: 8/1/1972, UK date format: 1/8/1972

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 1, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Devon Hughes and Thomas Woods. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. In UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits. The Case of the Bloody Iris, directed by Giuliano Carnimeo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The David Steinberg Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
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Events

  • First article appears exposing Watergate scandal (Bernstein-Woodward).
  • Nate Colbert of San Diego Padres hits record-tying five home runs in a double header.
  • U.S. Senator Thomas Eagleton, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, withdraws from the race after revealing he was once treated for mental illness.
  • Arthur Bremer is jailed for 63 years for shooting George Wallace.
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Movies

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The Case of the Bloody Iris

The Case of the Bloody Iris

Directed by: Giuliano Carnimeo

Starring: Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Paola Quattrini, Giampiero Albertini

Sacrifice!

Sacrifice!

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lai, Prasitsak Singhara, Sulallewan Suxantat

Country: United States of America

Deliverance

Deliverance

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox

Country: United States of America

Super Fly

Super Fly

Directed by: Gordon Parks Jr.

Starring: Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier, Julius Harris

Country: United States of America

The Big Bird Cage

The Big Bird Cage

Directed by: Jack Hill

Starring: Pam Grier, Anitra Ford, Candice Roman, Teda Bracci

TV Series

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The David Steinberg Show

The David Steinberg Show

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|

It's All in Life

It's All in Life

Tempo de Viver

Tempo de Viver

Suivez Budart

Suivez Budart

Days to next August 01

If August 01, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 2 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn

The Boys Of Summer

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This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball

O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

O Jerusalem!

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Now a major motion picture, this remarkable classic recounts, moment by moment, the spellbinding process that gave birth to the state of Israel.Collins

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War

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Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and …

What Every Child Would Like His Parents To Know by Lee Salk

What Every Child Would Like His Parents To Know

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What Every Child Would Like His Parents to Know [Paperback]

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game

Pong

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Empire

Empire

Platform: PDP 11/45 (1971), HP2000 (1973), HP3000 (1984), DOS, Commodore Amiga, Macintosh, Windows, Linux (2003)

Genre: 4X, wargame

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 01, 1972?

On August 01, 1972 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is August 01, 1972?

On August 01, 1972 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 01, 1972?

On August 01, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 01, 1972?

On August 01, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 01, 1972?

On August 01, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 01, 1972?

On August 01, 1972 several famous people were born including, Devon Hughes, Thomas Woods, Tanya Reid.

What was the number one song in August 01, 1972?

The number one song in the week of August 01, 1972 was Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan in US and School's Out by Alice Cooper in UK.

What were the top hits on August 01, 1972?

The top hits on August 01, 1972 were Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan, Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass, (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right by Luther Ingram in US and School's Out by Alice Cooper, Seaside Shuffle by Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs, Puppy Love by Donny Osmond in UK.


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