Saturday 1 January 1972, NewYear’s Day
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Neve McIntosh and Yermakhan Ibraimov.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Brand New Key by Melanie.
In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits.
Straw Dogs, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching La demoiselle d'Avignon.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 January 1972 ?
- Neve McIntosh: Scottish actress.
- Yermakhan Ibraimov: Kazakh boxer.
- Catherine McCormack: British actress.
- Garrett K Gomez: American horse jockey.
- Thai-Cong Quach: Vietnamese-German fashion designer and artist who, for his book, persuaded 28 prominent photographers to photograph his parents amidst the glamour world of fashion.
- Lilian Thuram: Lilian Thuram is a French retired professional football defender and the most capped player in the history of the France national team.
- Barron Miles: NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers)/WLAF corner (Frankfurt).
- 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
- KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Kenneth Patchen, American poet/writer (Cloth of Tempest), dies at age 60.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Melanie - Brand New Key
- Don McLean - American Pie (Parts 1 and 2)
- Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
- Three Dog Night - An Old Fashioned Love Song
- Michael Jackson - Got To Be There
- The Chi-Lites - Have You Seen Her
- Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band - Scorpio
- Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine
- David Cassidy - Cherish
- Donny Osmond - Hey Girl
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