Tuesday September 12, 1972

US date format: 9/12/1972, UK date format: 12/9/1972

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Gideon Emery and Sidney. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Black & White by Three Dog Night. In UK Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade was in the top 5 hits. Hickey & Boggs, directed by Robert Culp, 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 M*A*S*H. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Also see September 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Maryland (United States) - Defenders Day
  • Cape Verde - National Day
  • Ethiopia - National Revolution Day (1974)
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Events

  • Ciod War: Icelandic gunboats sink 2 British trawlers in North Sea
  • Lord Michael Killanin succeeds Avery Brundage as head of Olympics.

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Movies

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Hickey & Boggs

Hickey & Boggs

Directed by: Robert Culp

Starring: Bill Cosby, Robert Culp, Ta-Ronce Allen, Rosalind Cash

Hammer

Hammer

Directed by: Bruce D. Clark

Starring: Fred Williamson, Bernie Hamilton, Vonetta McGee, William Smith

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier

Country: United States of America

The Boy Who Turned Yellow

The Boy Who Turned Yellow

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Mark Dightam, Robert Eddison, Helen Weir, Brian Worth

Night of the Lepus

Night of the Lepus

Directed by: William F. Claxton

Starring: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, DeForest Kelley

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

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|

Days to next September 12

If September 12, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of …

My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

My Name Is Asher Lev

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Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe.

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 …

The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter

The Peter Prescription

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Blending wit and wisdom, Dr. Peter discusses the need for individuals to realize their potential if they are to achieve happiness in life

The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton

The Terminal Man

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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation. Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures.

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


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