Tuesday 4 April 1972
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Claire (L5) and Jill Scott.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to A Horse With No Name by America.
In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits.
Mark of the Devil, directed by Michael Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while The Moon'S A Balloon by David Niven was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Split Second.
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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- Blessed Alice (d. 1105)
- Saint Hildebert of Ghent (died 752)
- Lesotho - Heroes' Day
- Taiwan and Hong Kong - Children's Day
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- World Rat Day
- Saint Isidore of Seville, patron saint of the internauts
- International Day for Landmine Awareness and Assistance
- Claire (L5)
- Jill Scott: American soul singer.
- Lisa Ray: Canadian actress.
- Chad Eaton: defensive tackle (New England Patriots).
- Jonathan Galkin: American actor and producer.
- Xenia Seeberg: German actress and singer.
- Magnus Sveningsson: Swedish bass player (The Cardigans).
- Matt Wagner in Cedar Falls: Iowa, USA; pitcher (Seattle Mariners).
- Jim Werland in Ventura: California, USA; canoe (alternate-Olympics-1996).
- 1st electric power plant fueled by garbage begins operating
- Adam Clayton Powell Jr, American politician (Representative-Democrat-New York), dies at age 63.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- America - A Horse With No Name
- Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin
- Donny Osmond - Puppy Love
- Paul Simon - Mother And Child Reunion
- The Chakachas - Jungle Fever
- The Dramatics - In The Rain
- Robert John - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)
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