Thursday October 12, 1972

US date format: 10/12/1972, UK date format: 12/10/1972

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Neriah Davis and Singor Mobley. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Ben by Michael Jackson. In UK Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon was in the top 5 hits. Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina, directed by Marco Bellocchio, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching M*A*S*H. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
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Events

  • Hurry, Harry opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • 46 sailors injured in race riot on US aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk.
  • Billy Harris failed in 1st Islander penalty shot
  • Mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole

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Movies

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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

Last Tango in Paris

Last Tango in Paris

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti

Country: United States of America

Lady Sings the Blues

Lady Sings the Blues

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Spike Milligan, Peter Cook

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TV Series

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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

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

The David Steinberg Show

The David Steinberg Show

Colditz

Colditz

Starring: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman, Jack Hedley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next October 12

If October 12, 1972 is your birthday you're 47 years, 11 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

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.

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 …

Fire In The Lake by Frances Fitzgerald

Fire In The Lake

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This landmark work, based on Frances FitzGerald's own research and travels, takes us inside Vietnam-into the traditional, ancestor-worshiping villages and the corrupt crowded cities, into the conflicts between Communists and anti-Communists,

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 …

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 October 12, 1972?

On October 12, 1972 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is October 12, 1972?

On October 12, 1972 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 12, 1972?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 12, 1972?

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

Which famous people are born on October 12, 1972?

On October 12, 1972 several famous people were born including, Neriah Davis, Juan Manuel Silva, Singor Mobley.

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

The number one song in the week of October 12, 1972 was Ben by Michael Jackson in US and Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon in UK.

What were the top hits on October 12, 1972?

The top hits on October 12, 1972 were Ben by Michael Jackson, Use Me by Bill Withers, Everybody Plays The Fool by The Main Ingredient in US and Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon, How Can I Be Sure by David Cassidy, Donna by 10cc in UK.


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