Thursday May 04, 1972

US date format: 5/4/1972, UK date format: 4/5/1972

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 4, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Mike Dirnt and Marc Lamb. In that special week of May people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Jeremiah Johnson, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
  • Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
  • International Firefighters' Day.
  • Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
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Events

  • Vietcong forms revolutionary government in Quang Tri, South Vietnam.
  • The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to ''Greenpeace Foundation''.

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Movies

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Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee

Country: United States of America

Fat City

Fat City

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Candy Clark

Country: United States of America

Images

Images

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, Marcel Bozzuffi, Hugh Millais

Hammersmith Is Out

Hammersmith Is Out

Directed by: Peter Ustinov

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Peter Ustinov, Beau Bridges

We Won't Grow Old Together

We Won't Grow Old Together

Directed by: Maurice Pialat

Starring: Marlène Jobert, Jean Yanne, Christine Fabréga, Patricia Pierangeli

TV Series

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Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour

Directed by: Andy Smith

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

The David Nixon Show

The David Nixon Show

Abramakabra

Abramakabra

The Man Outside

The Man Outside

Days to next May 04

If May 04, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 4 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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The Friends Of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins

The Friends Of Eddie Coyle

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The classic novel from "America's best crime novelist" (Time), with a new introduction by Dennis LehaneGeorge V. Higgins's seminal crime novel is a down-and-dirty tale of thieves, mobsters, and cops on

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal

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THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The

The Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh

The Blue Knight

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Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist

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Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game

Pong

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Empire

Empire

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

Genre: 4X, wargame


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