Wednesday January 12, 1972

US date format: 1/12/1972, UK date format: 12/1/1972

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 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 Randy Sklar and Dominique Ross. In that special week of January people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. The Cowboys, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tightrope. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
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Movies

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The Cowboys

The Cowboys

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst

Country: United States of America

Eagle in a Cage

Eagle in a Cage

Directed by: Fielder Cook

Starring: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Billie Whitelaw, Kenneth Haigh

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Country: United States of America

Trinity Is STILL My Name!

Trinity Is STILL My Name!

Directed by: Enzo Barboni

Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Yanti Somer, Enzo Tarascio

Country: United States of America

Play Misty for Me

Play Misty for Me

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Tightrope

Tightrope

Directed by: Richard Tuggle

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

Starring: Billy Van, Julius Sumner Miller, Vincent Price, Fishka Rais

Country: Canada

Boney

Boney

Starring: James Laurenson, Kate Fitzpatrick

Country: Australia

Einmal im Leben - Geschichte eines Eigenheims

Einmal im Leben - Geschichte eines Eigenheims

Starring: Antje Hagen, Fritz Lichtenhahn, Mike Henning, Günter Strack

The Amazing World of Kreskin

The Amazing World of Kreskin

Starring: Kreskin, Bill Luxton

Country: Canada

Days to next January 12

If January 12, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 8 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese

Honor Thy Father

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A classic masterwork newly updatedThe electrifying true story of the rise and fall of New York's notorious Bonanno crime familyOn New York's Park Avenue on a rainy Tuesday night in October

Nemesis by Agatha Christie

Nemesis

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable

Tracy And Hepburn by Garson Kanin

Tracy And Hepburn

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This classic Hollywood memoir is again available, now with a new foreword by the author. Spence Tracy and Kate Hepburn were the couple everyone knew of but no one really knew

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that

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 …

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 January 12, 1972?

On January 12, 1972 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is January 12, 1972?

On January 12, 1972 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 12, 1972?

On January 12, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 12, 1972?

On January 12, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 12, 1972?

On January 12, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 12, 1972?

On January 12, 1972 several famous people were born including, Dominique Ross, Randy Sklar, Priyanka Gandhi.

Which famous people died on January 12, 1972?

Famous people died on January 12, 1972 include, Padraic Colum.

What was the number one song in January 12, 1972?

The number one song in the week of January 12, 1972 was American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean in US and I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers in UK.

What were the top hits on January 12, 1972?

The top hits on January 12, 1972 were American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean, Brand New Key by Melanie, Let's Stay Together by Al Green in US and I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers, Mother Of Mine by Neil Reid, Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill in UK.


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