Saturday January 01, 1972, NewYear’s Day

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

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Lilian Thuram and Ceres (dwarf planet). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul. The Valachi Papers, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Hilarious House of Frightenstein. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Company closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 690 performances
  • On the Town closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • Promises Promises closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1281 performances
  • International Book Year begins
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Movies

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The Valachi Papers

The Valachi Papers

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lino Ventura, Jill Ireland, Walter Chiari

Gumshoe

Gumshoe

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay, Janice Rule

Women in Revolt

Women in Revolt

Directed by: Paul Morrissey

Starring: Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis, Holly Woodlawn, Jonathan Kramer

Country: United States of America

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Country: United States of America

Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

Starring: Billy Van, Julius Sumner Miller, Vincent Price, Fishka Rais

Country: Canada

The Intruder

The Intruder

Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

Starring: John Berger

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus

Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus

The Shadow of the Tower

The Shadow of the Tower

Days to next January 01

If January 01, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 8 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 6 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam

The Best And The Brightest

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"A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience." -- The New York Times"[The] most comprehensive saga of how America became involved in Vietnam.

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.,

Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman

Harry S. Truman

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The definitive biography of one of the most enduring political figures of the 20th century. Margaret Truman writes with unequaled insight and understanding about her father's extraordinary life and offers rare

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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