Sunday 4 June 1972
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Joe Hill and Rob Huebel.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to I'll Take You There by The Staple Singers.
In UK Vincent by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits.
while The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 June 1972 ?
- Feast day of St Francis Caracciolo.
- Feast day of Saint Petrock of Cornwall.
- United States - Pentecost in 2006
- Hong Kong - Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989 memorial day.
- Finland - National flag day of the Finnish Defence Forces (on Mannerheim's birthday).
- Tonga - National Day.
- International Innocent Child Abuse Victim Day.
- Joe Hill: Labor leader / songwriter, executed for murder.
- Rob Huebel: American comedian actor producer and screenwriter.
- Stoja : Bosnian singer.
- Nikka Costa: Japanese-American singer-songwriter.
- Derian Hatcher: Sterling Heights, Michigan -- NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars).
- Godfried Devreese: Composer, dies at 79.
- Angela Davis, black activist, acquitted of killing a white guard
- Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
- Record 8 shutouts pitched in 16 major league games (AL=5, NL=3)
- Angela Davis is found not guilty of murder.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
- The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- Sammy Davis Jr. - The Candy Man
- Dr. Hook - Sylvia's Mother
- Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken
- The Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice
- Gallery - Nice To Be With You
- Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln
- Al Green - Look What You Done For Me
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