Monday 14 February 1972, Valentine's Day
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rob Thomas and Big Daddy V.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson.
In UK Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip was in the top 5 hits.
Cabaret, directed by Bob Fosse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Beyond Freedom And Dignity by B. F. Skinner was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Clochemerle.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Rob Thomas: American musician (Matchbox Twenty).
- Big Daddy V: American professional wrestler.
- Sofia Jane
- Drew Bledsoe: American athlete, he played for the New England Patriots from 1993 to 2001 when he was traded to the Buffalo Bills.
- Raymond Beerens Dutch soccer player (PSV: FC Groningen).
- Bruno Heppell: Canadian Football League full back (Montreal Alouettes).
- Viscera : Wrestler.
- Najwa Nimri: Spanish actress and singer.
- Jaan Tallinn: Estonian computer programmer co-developed Skype.
- Mayne One: Rocker (Young Nation).
- Hiroshi: Japanese comedian.
- Erika Rachael Schwarz in Folsom: Louisiana, USA; Miss Louisiana-America (1996-second).
- Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre: composer/conductor (Dike), dies at age 65.
- John andYoko co-host Mike Douglas Show for entire week
- Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit and soft landing on Moon.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Nilsson - Without You
- Al Green - Let's Stay Together
- Carpenters - Hurting Each Other
- Climax - Precious And Few
- Three Dog Night - Never Been To Spain
- The Osmonds - Down By The Lazy River
- Don McLean - American Pie (Parts 1 and 2)
- Apollo 100 - Joy
- Robert John - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)
- Bread - Everything I Own
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