Saturday November 11, 1972, Veteran's Day

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

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Alessia Marcuzzi and Jack Jackson. In that special week of November people in US were listening to I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash. In UK Clair by Gilbert O'Sullivan was in the top 5 hits. Ulzana's Raid, directed by Robert Aldrich, 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 Die lieben Mitmenschen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
  • Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
  • Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
  • Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
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Events

  • Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time
  • US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army.
  • Vietnam War: Vietnamization : The United States Army turns over the massive Long Binh military base to South Vietnam.

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Movies

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Ulzana's Raid

Ulzana's Raid

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison, Jorge Luke, Richard Jaeckel

Country: United States of America

Sisters

Sisters

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, William Finley

Country: United States of America

The Mechanic

The Mechanic

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn, Jill Ireland

Country: United States of America

Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina

Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina

Directed by: Marco Bellocchio

Starring: Gian Maria Volontè, Fabio Garriba, Carla Tatò, Jacques Herlin

Wedding in White

Wedding in White

Directed by: William Fruet

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Carol Kane, Doris Petrie, Leo Phillips

TV Series

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Die lieben Mitmenschen

Die lieben Mitmenschen

Dead of Night

Dead of Night

Directed by: Dan Curtis

Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau

Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau

M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H

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Starring: Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, William Christopher

Country: United States of America

Anna and the King

Anna and the King

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Days to next November 11

If November 11, 1972 is your birthday you're 47 years, 10 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 14 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 …

Museums And Women by John Updike

Museums And Women

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Museums and Women: and Other Stories

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.

To Serve Them All My Days by R.F. Delderfield

To Serve Them All My Days

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To Serve Them All My Days is the moving saga of David Powlett-Jones, who returns from World War I injured and shell-shocked. He is hired to teach history at Bamfylde School, where he rejects the formal curriculum and teaches the …

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on November 11, 1972?

On November 11, 1972 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is November 11, 1972?

On November 11, 1972 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on November 11, 1972?

On November 11, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on November 11, 1972?

On November 11, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on November 11, 1972?

On November 11, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on November 11, 1972?

On November 11, 1972 several famous people were born including, Alessia Marcuzzi, Steve Konowalchuk, Jack Jackson.

Which famous people died on November 11, 1972?

Famous people died on November 11, 1972 include, Berry Oakley.

What was the number one song in November 11, 1972?

The number one song in the week of November 11, 1972 was I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash in US and Clair by Gilbert O'Sullivan in UK.

What were the top hits on November 11, 1972?

The top hits on November 11, 1972 were I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash, Nights In White Satin by The Moody Blues, I'd Love You To Want Me by Lobo in US and Clair by Gilbert O'Sullivan, My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry, Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon in UK.


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