Tuesday July 11, 1972

US date format: 7/11/1972, UK date format: 11/7/1972

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 11, 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 Michael Rosenbaum and Fabrizio Prada. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Lean On Me by Bill Withers. In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Joe Kidd, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill 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

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
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Events

  • The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.

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Movies

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Joe Kidd

Joe Kidd

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Don Stroud

Country: United States of America

The Wrath of God

The Wrath of God

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Frank Langella, Rita Hayworth, John Colicos

Love Me Deadly

Love Me Deadly

Directed by: Jacques Lacerte

Starring: Mary Charlotte Wilcox, Lyle Waggoner, Christopher Stone, Timothy Scott

Butterflies Are Free

Butterflies Are Free

Directed by: Milton Katselas

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Eileen Heckart, Paul Michael Glaser

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Josephine Chaplin

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The David Steinberg Show

The David Steinberg Show

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|

Taiyô ni hoero!

Taiyô ni hoero!

Villains

Villains

Henshin Ninja arashi

Henshin Ninja arashi

Days to next July 11

If July 11, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton

The Terminal Man

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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.

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 …

A Portion For Foxes by Jane McIlvaine McClary

A Portion For Foxes

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Romance. Classical

O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

O Jerusalem!

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Now a major motion picture, this remarkable classic recounts, moment by moment, the spellbinding process that gave birth to the state of Israel.Collins

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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