Friday December 01, 1972

US date format: 12/1/1972, UK date format: 1/12/1972

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 David Strajmayster and Norbert Wojtowicz. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Papa Was A Rollin' Stone by The Temptations. In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits. Anuraag, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild Country. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Iceland
  • Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
  • Feast day of St Eligius
  • Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
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Events

  • Wings release Hi, Hi, Hi in the UK

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Movies

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Anuraag

Anuraag

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterjee

The Asphyx

The Asphyx

Directed by: Peter Newbrook

Starring: Robert Powell, Robert Stephens, Jane Lapotaire, Alex Scott

The Triple Echo

The Triple Echo

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Brian Deacon, Anthony May

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Roy Jenson, Gary Combs

Country: United States of America

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Charlton Heston, Michèle Mercier, Raimund Harmstorf, George Eastman

TV Series

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Wild Country

Wild Country

Directed by: Craig Strachan

Double Identity

Double Identity

Directed by: Dennis Dimster

Die lieben Mitmenschen

Die lieben Mitmenschen

Dead of Night

Dead of Night

Directed by: Dan Curtis

Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau

Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau

Days to next December 01

If December 01, 1972 is your birthday you're 47 years, 9 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Persian Boy by Mary Renault

The Persian Boy

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“It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.”–The

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon

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For generations, Victoria Holt has dazzled and entertained millions of readers with her spine-tingling novels of romantic suspense. On the Night of the Seventh Moon is one of her most evocative,

The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian

The Eiger Sanction

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Jonathan Hemlock lives in a renovated Gothic church on Long Island. He is an art professor, a mountain climber, and a mercenary, performing assassinations (i.e.,

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of …

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


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