Friday 3 March 1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Christian Oliver and Martin Prochazka in Slany.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson.
In UK Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip was in the top 5 hits.
Frogs, directed by George McCowan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Top à....
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- United States - Bonza Bottler Day
- Bulgaria - Liberation Day.
- Malawi - Martyr's Day.
- Hinamatsuri - Japanese celebration day for girls.
- Christian Oliver: Actor (Baby Sitters Club, Brian-Saved by the Bell).
- Martin Prochazka in Slany: Czechoslovakia; NHL forward (Toronto Maple Leafs, Czechoslovakia Olympics-Gold-1998).
- Michaël Milon: French karate champion: three times world champion, three times winner of the World Cup, twelve times European champion, nine times champion of France, and nine times winner of the Coupe de France.
- Darren Anderton: English footballer.
- Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, and Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA.
- Mohawk Airlines Flight 405 crashes as a result of a control malfunction and insufficient training in emergency procedures.
- Libya and the Soviet Union sign a cooperation treaty.
- The Organisation of the Islamic Conference Charter is signed (effective 28 February 1973).
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Nilsson - Without You
- Carpenters - Hurting Each Other
- Climax - Precious And Few
- The Osmonds - Down By The Lazy River
- Bread - Everything I Own
- Robert John - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)
- Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
- Al Green - Let's Stay Together
- Carole King - Sweet Seasons
- T. Rex - Bang A Gong (Get It On)
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