Wednesday March 08, 1972

US date format: 3/8/1972, UK date format: 8/3/1972

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 8, 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 Leticia Sabatella and Nicolas Fargues. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson. In UK Without You by Nilsson was in the top 5 hits. The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Number 96. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Philemon (d. 305)
  • Albania, Romania - Mother's Day.
  • Catholicism Saint John of God.
  • Hudson's Birthday - The Second Coming Of Christmas.
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Events

  • 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp

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Movies

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The Godfather

The Godfather

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans

Country: United States of America

Pink Flamingos

Pink Flamingos

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Country: United States of America

What's Up, Doc?

What's Up, Doc?

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars

Country: United States of America

Silent Running

Silent Running

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

Starring: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Tightrope

Tightrope

Directed by: Richard Tuggle

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

Starring: Billy Van, Julius Sumner Miller, Vincent Price, Fishka Rais

Country: Canada

Spy Trap

Spy Trap

Circle of Fear

Circle of Fear

Days to next March 08

If March 08, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 6 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey

The Defense Never Rests

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The controversial defense lawyer reviews his career, focusing on the Boston Strangler case, the Sam Sheppard vindication, and the Great Plymouth Mail Robbery.

The Moon'S A Balloon by David Niven

The Moon'S A Balloon

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Color Niven photo front and back First Complete Unabridged hardcover Octopus Limited ed both books 1985 Dark Green Cloth binding

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

Tracy And Hepburn by Garson Kanin

Tracy And Hepburn

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This classic Hollywood memoir is again available, now with a new foreword by the author. Spence Tracy and Kate Hepburn were the couple everyone knew of but no one really knew

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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