Sunday October 01, 1972

US date format: 10/1/1972, UK date format: 1/10/1972

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 1, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leila Hatami and Danielle Scott. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis. In UK Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon was in the top 5 hits. Bad Company, directed by Robert Benton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching M*A*S*H. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Bad Company

Directed by: Robert Benton

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, Jim Davis, David Huddleston


Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews

Don't Torture a Duckling

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas

Horror Express

Directed by: Eugenio Martín

Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa

Country: United States of America

Hickey & Boggs

Directed by: Robert Culp

Starring: Bill Cosby, Robert Culp, Ta-Ronce Allen, Rosalind Cash


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 01, 1972?


  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • See more


  • 3rd NYC Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52
Sport Games on October 01, 1972

Sport Games on October 01, 1972


    American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - Buffalo Bills : 17 - 0
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Cleveland Browns : 6 - 27
  • Dallas Cowboys - Green Bay Packers : 13 - 16
  • Detroit Lions - Chicago Bears : 38 - 24
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Denver Broncos : 45 - 24
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?


Written by: Larry Gelbart

Starring: Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, William Christopher

Country: United States of America

Anna and the King

Directed by: Andy Tennant


Directed by: Michael Spierig

The David Steinberg Show

Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?

O Jerusalem!

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

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

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon

By: Victoria Holt

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,

A Nation Of Strangers

By: Vance Packard

McKay, 1972, Very good., Hardcover. 368 pages. Very good in dust jacket. Light wear. Third McKay printing. [Sociology, Family, Community] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933.

Fire In The Lake

By: Frances Fitzgerald

This landmark work, based on Frances FitzGerald's own research and travels, takes us inside Vietnam-into the traditional, ancestor-worshiping villages and the corrupt crowded cities, into the conflicts between Communists and anti-Communists,

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

By: Richard Bach

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 …


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.


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

Genre: 4X, wargame

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