Sunday March 12, 1972
US date format: 3/12/1972, UK date format: 12/3/1972
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It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Hector Luis Bustamante and Alisa Castillo.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson.
In UK Without You by Nilsson was in the top 5 hits.
The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Number 96.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 12, 1972?
- Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
- Flag Day in Venezuela.
- "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
- Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
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- NHL great Gordie Howe retires after 26 seasons.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 12, 1972?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Nilsson - Without You
- Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
- Robert John - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)
- The Osmonds - Down By The Lazy River
- Bread - Everything I Own
- Climax - Precious And Few
- America - A Horse With No Name
- Carpenters - Hurting Each Other
- Cher - The Way Of Love
- T. Rex - Bang A Gong (Get It On)
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- James Brown - Talking Loud And Saying Nothing - Part I
- Bobby Womack & Peace - That's The Way I Feel About Cha
- Denise LaSalle - Now Run And Tell That
- Isaac Hayes - Do Your Thing
- The Supremes - Floy Joy
- The Dramatics - In The Rain
- Wilson Pickett - Fire And Water
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- The Honey Cone - The Day I Found Myself
- Al Green - Let's Stay Together
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?