Wednesday August 09, 1972

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

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 9, 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 Juanes (musician) and Liz Vassey. 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. Pulp, directed by Mike Hodges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk 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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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Nathy (or David)
  • Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
  • St. Fedlimid/Felimy
  • St. Romanus Ostiarius
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Events

  • Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct the Space Shuttle.

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Movies

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Pulp

Pulp

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Starring: Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander, Lizabeth Scott

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Directed by: Gene Saks

Starring: Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman, Paula Prentiss, Renée Taylor

Bluebeard

Bluebeard

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Richard Burton, Raquel Welch, Virna Lisi, Nathalie Delon

Pope Joan

Pope Joan

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Liv Ullmann, Jeremy Kemp, Natasa Nicolescu, Sharon Winter

Stigma

Stigma

Directed by: David E. Durston

Starring: Philip Michael Thomas, Harlan Cary Poe, Josie Johnson, Peter Clune

TV Series

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The David Steinberg Show

The David Steinberg Show

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|

The Midnight Special

The Midnight Special

Starring: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Country: United States of America

Whodunnit?

Whodunnit?

Shut That Door!

Shut That Door!

Days to next August 09

If August 09, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 1 month, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 …

Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell

Captains And The Kings

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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.

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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A Portion For Foxes by Jane McIlvaine McClary

A Portion For Foxes

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Romance. Classical

The Summer Game by Roger Angell

The Summer Game

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A classic collection of early sportswriting by renowned reporter Roger AngellAcclaimed New Yorker writer Roger Angell’s first book on baseball, The Summer Game, originally published in 1972, is a stunning collection

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 09, 1972?

On August 09, 1972 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is August 09, 1972?

On August 09, 1972 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 09, 1972?

On August 09, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 09, 1972?

On August 09, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 09, 1972?

On August 09, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 09, 1972?

On August 09, 1972 several famous people were born including, Juanes (musician), Liz Vassey, Indra Dewitte.

Which famous people died on August 09, 1972?

Famous people died on August 09, 1972 include, Richard Elsasser, Bill Berns.

What was the number one song in August 09, 1972?

The number one song in the week of August 09, 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 09, 1972?

The top hits on August 09, 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.


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