Friday September 08, 1972

US date format: 9/8/1972, UK date format: 8/9/1972

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 8, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Phil Laak and Lisa Kennedy Montgomery. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. In UK Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade was in the top 5 hits. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, directed by Luis Buñuel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton 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.
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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier

Country: United States of America

The Boy Who Turned Yellow

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Mark Dightam, Robert Eddison, Helen Weir, Brian Worth

Night of the Lepus

Directed by: William F. Claxton

Starring: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, DeForest Kelley

Chloe in the Afternoon

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Françoise Verley, Daniel Ceccaldi

The Italian Connection

Directed by: Fernando Di Leo

Starring: Mario Adorf, Henry Silva, Woody Strode, Adolfo Celi


Historical Events

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  • Chicago Cubs' Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th game for 6th straight year.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

The David Steinberg Show

Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|


Written by: Leslie Stevens

Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Doug McClure, Anthony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith

Country: United States of America

The Bob Newhart Show

The Brian Keith Show

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

The Terminal Man

By: Michael Crichton

From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation. Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures.

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

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 …

O Congress

By: Donald Riegle with Trevor Armbrister

Here is an unprecedented portrait of Congress-an institution Riegle cosiders important enough to dare tell the truth about.

Open Marriage

By: Nena and George O'Neill



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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