Saturday August 05, 1972

US date format: 8/5/1972, UK date format: 5/8/1972

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 5, 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 Darryl Yung and Arthur Reid. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. In UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits. The Case of the Bloody Iris, directed by Giuliano Carnimeo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The David Steinberg Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1972, at August 05 across the years or at August 1972 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
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Events

  • Detroit shortstop Ed Brinkman errors ends record streak of 72 games and 331 total chances without a miscue
  • Moody Blues release Nights in White Satin
  • Uganda President Idi Amin throws out all 80,000 Asians

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Movies

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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes

Country: United States of America

Deliverance

Deliverance

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox

Country: United States of America

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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

Frenzy

Frenzy

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey

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

TV Series

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The David Steinberg Show

The David Steinberg Show

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|

El Chavo del Ocho

El Chavo del Ocho

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Starring: Ramón Valdés, Florinda Meza, Carlos Villagrán, Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Country: Mexico

Tegtmeiers Reisen

Tegtmeiers Reisen

Starring: Jürgen von Manger

Taiyô ni hoero!

Taiyô ni hoero!

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn

The Boys Of Summer

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This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball

O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

O Jerusalem!

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Now a major motion picture, this remarkable classic recounts, moment by moment, the spellbinding process that gave birth to the state of Israel.Collins

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War

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Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and …

What Every Child Would Like His Parents To Know by Lee Salk

What Every Child Would Like His Parents To Know

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What Every Child Would Like His Parents to Know [Paperback]

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 05, 1972?

On August 05, 1972 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is August 05, 1972?

On August 05, 1972 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 05, 1972?

On August 05, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 05, 1972?

On August 05, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 05, 1972?

On August 05, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 05, 1972?

On August 05, 1972 several famous people were born including, Darryl Yung, Christian Olde Wolbers, Arthur Reid.

Which famous people died on August 05, 1972?

Famous people died on August 05, 1972 include, Frederic Tozere, Harry Hylton-Foster.

What was the number one song in August 05, 1972?

The number one song in the week of August 05, 1972 was Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan in US and School's Out by Alice Cooper in UK.

What were the top hits on August 05, 1972?

The top hits on August 05, 1972 were Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan, Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass, (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right by Luther Ingram in US and School's Out by Alice Cooper, Seaside Shuffle by Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs, Puppy Love by Donny Osmond in UK.