Wednesday 5 April 1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Shigemasa Ito and Krista Allen.
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 Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Die Abenteuer des braven Soldaten Schwejk.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 April 1972 ?
- Saint Geeraard
- The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
- Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
- Saint Vincent Ferrer
- Arbor Day in South Korea
- Qingming Festival in the Chinese calendar
- Mauritius: Ougadi.
- Saint Irena (d. 304)
- Shigemasa Ito: WLAF offensive linebacker (Rhein Fire).
- Krista Allen: American actress.
- Tom Coronel: Dutch racing driver.
- Keven Borgel: French racehorse trainer based in Marseille.
- Tim Coronel: Dutch race car driver.
- Pat Green: American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Paul Okon: Australian footballer and manager
- Waylon Payne: American singer-songwriter and actor
- Yasuhiro Takemoto: Japanese animator and director
- Mets trade Ken Singleton to Expos for Rusty Staub
- Baseball season is delayed due to a strike.
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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