Thursday October 05, 1972

US date format: 10/5/1972, UK date format: 5/10/1972

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 5, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Grant Hill and Alain Goma. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis. In UK Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon was in the top 5 hits. Last Tango in Paris, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching M*A*S*H. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Last Tango in Paris

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti

Country: United States of America

Lady Sings the Blues

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Spike Milligan, Peter Cook

Bad Company

Directed by: Robert Benton

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, Jim Davis, David Huddleston


Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews


Historical Events

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  • Herbert Mullin, serial killer, first kills, claiming to prevent earthquakes.

TV Series

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Written by: Larry Gelbart

Starring: Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, William Christopher

Country: United States of America

Anna and the King

Directed by: Andy Tennant


Directed by: Michael Spierig

The David Steinberg Show

Izdanci iz opaljenog grma

Starring: Slavko Simic, Marija Sabo, Jovan-Burdus Janicijevic, Voja Miric

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?

O Jerusalem!

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

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

George S. Kaufman

By: Howard Teichmann

George S. Kaufman;: An intimate portrait

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

By: Richard Bach

The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of …

I Come As A Thief

By: Louis Auchincloss

This is a story of guilt and expiation by one of the modern American masters of the novel. The time is right now and the place is Manhattan, with an

Captains And The Kings

By: Taylor Caldwell

When Joseph Armagh first saw America in the early 1850s, he was a twelve-year-old Irish immigrant - a penniless orphan cast upon a hostile shore to make a home for himself.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.


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

Genre: 4X, wargame

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