Thursday 12 October 1972
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jeroen Egge 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.
Boot Hill, directed by Giuseppe Colizzi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Colditz.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Which were the important events of 12 October 1972 ?
- 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
- Malawi - Mother's Day
- Equatorial Guinea - Independence Day (from Spain, 1968)
- Also see October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain); Saint Wilfrid
- St. Fiace
- Roman festivals - Fortuna Redux, last day of the Ludi Augustales
- St. Domnina
- St. Seraphinus
- St. Amicus
- St. Edistius
- Bl. Camillus Constanzi
- St. Edwin
- St. Wilfrid
- St. Felix and Cyprian
- St. Heribert
- St. Maximilian of Lorch
- Jeroen Egge: WLAF offensive linesman (Amsterdam Admirals).
- Singor Mobley: Safety (Dallas Cowboys).
- Juan Manuel Silva: Argentine racing driver.
- Mechele Linehan: American convicted murderess.
- Neriah Davis: Los Angeles, California -- Playmate (Mar, 1994).
- 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Jackson - Ben
- Bill Withers - Use Me
- The Main Ingredient - Everybody Plays The Fool
- Elvis Presley - Burning Love
- Raspberries - Go All The Way
- Mac Davis - Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me
- Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling
- The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
- The O'Jays - Back Stabbers
- Hot Butter - Popcorn
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