Monday May 08, 1972

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

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Darren Hayes and Guillaume Soro. 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. Frenzy, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Bring Me A Unicorn by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 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

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
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Events

  • Sabena aircraft at Lod International airport, Tel Aviv, Israel, captured by Palestinians.
  • Vietnam War : U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announces his order to place mines in major North Vietnamese ports in order to stem the flow of weapons and other goods to that nation.
  • Four Black September terrorists hijack Sabena Flight 571. Israeli Sayeret Matkal commandos recapture the plane the following day.
  • U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the mining of Haiphong Harbor in Vietnam.

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Movies

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Frenzy

Frenzy

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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

Country: United States of America

King, Queen, Knave

King, Queen, Knave

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: David Niven, Gina Lollobrigida, John Moulder-Brown, Mario Adorf

Justine de Sade

Justine de Sade

Directed by: Claude Pierson

Starring: Alice Arno, Yves Arcanel, Michel Bertay, Georges Beauvilliers

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

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TV Series

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Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour

Directed by: Andy Smith

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

WWF Championship Wrestling

WWF Championship Wrestling

Chelovek v prokhodnom dvore

Chelovek v prokhodnom dvore

Ucieczka - Wycieczka

Ucieczka - Wycieczka

Days to next May 08

If May 08, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 4 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 12 days.
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Books

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Bring Me A Unicorn by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Bring Me A Unicorn

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The first volume of Lindbergh’s diaries and letters, in which she meets her future husband. Introduction by the Author; Index; photographs.

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 …

Report From Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith

Report From Engine Co. 82

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From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, hateful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet

The Game Of The Foxes by Ladislas Farago

The Game Of The Foxes

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Ladislas Farago, a lifelong student of espionage and an important figure in U.S. Naval Intelligence in World War II, writes the whole story of German espionage in the United States and Great Britain before and during World War II.

Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash

Eleanor And Franklin

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book AwardIn his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P.

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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