Saturday September 09, 1972

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

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Goran Visnjic and Natasha Kaplinsky. 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 A Portion For Foxes by Jane McIlvaine McClary 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 Pong.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • North Korea - Republic Day (1948)
  • Eastern Orthodoxy - Synaxis of the Theopatores Joachim and Anna
  • California - Admission Day (to commemorate the state's admission to the USA)
  • Japan - Chrysanthemum Day (Kiku no Sekku)
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Events

  • 86th US Womens Tennis: Billie Jean M King beats K Melville (63 75)
  • Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Wisc), 23, crowned 45th Miss America 1973

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Movies

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

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

The Boy Who Turned Yellow

Directed by: Michael Powell

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

Night of the Lepus

Night of the Lepus

Directed by: William F. Claxton

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

Chloe in the Afternoon

Chloe in the Afternoon

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

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

The Italian Connection

The Italian Connection

Directed by: Fernando Di Leo

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

TV Series

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The David Steinberg Show

The David Steinberg Show

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|

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

Country: United States of America

The Bob Newhart Show

The Bob Newhart Show

Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

Days to next September 09

If September 09, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Portion For Foxes by Jane McIlvaine McClary

A Portion For Foxes

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Romance. Classical

The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn

The Boys Of Summer

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This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball

The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter

The Peter Prescription

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Blending wit and wisdom, Dr. Peter discusses the need for individuals to realize their potential if they are to achieve happiness in life

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.

Paris Was Yesterday by Janet Flanner

Paris Was Yesterday

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In 1925 Flanner began her New Yorker “Letter from Paris,” from which most of the pieces in this collection are drawn.

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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