Wednesday 2 August 1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jacinda Barrett and Corinne Rey-Bellet.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan.
In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits.
Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while The Optimist'S Daughter by Eudora Welty was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tegtmeiers Reisen.
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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- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Jacinda Barrett: Australian-American model and actress.
- Corinne Rey-Bellet: Ski champion and homicide victim.
- Matthew Del Negro
- Mohamed Al-Deayea: Saudi Arabian footballer.
- Daniele Nardello: Italian cyclist.
- Justyna Steczkowska: Polish singer-songwriter and actress.
- Lee McClinton: NFL running back (Miami Dolphins).
- Nathan Thomas: Australian water polo player (1996 Olympics).
- Gold hits record US$70 an ounce in London, England.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)
- Looking Glass - Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)
- Luther Ingram - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
- Wayne Newton - Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
- Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose - Too Late To Turn Back Now
- Roberta Flack - Where Is The Love
- Alice Cooper - School's Out
- Mouth and MacNeal - How Do You Do?
- The Hollies - Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
- Derek and the Dominos - Layla
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