Tuesday February 01, 1972
US date format: 2/1/1972, UK date format: 1/2/1972
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 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 Tego Calderón and Johan Walem.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean.
In UK Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip was in the top 5 hits.
Amar Prem, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Jennie, Volume Two by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tightrope.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 01, 1972?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
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- Wings release Give Ireland Back to the Irish in the UK
- First scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced (US$395).
- Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 01, 1972?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Al Green - Let's Stay Together
- Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
- Jackson 5 - Sugar Daddy
- Joe Simon - Drowning In The Sea Of Love
- Bobby Womack & Peace - That's The Way I Feel About Cha
- Wilson Pickett - Fire And Water
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Make Me The Woman That You Go Home To
- Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager - Ain't Understanding Mellow
- Detroit Emeralds - You Want It, You Got It
- The Bar-Kays - Son Of Shaft
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next February 01If February 01, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 7 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 7 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?