Sunday 14 May 1972
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gabriel Mann (actor) and Caroline Roux.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack.
In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits.
Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Wheels by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Lotus Eaters.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- St. Carthach the Younger
- DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
- Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Paraguay - Flag Day.
- St. Maria Dominic Mazzarello
- St. Just
- St. Engelmer
- St. Vincent of Lerins
- St. Victor and Corona
- St. Boniface of Tarsus
- St. Michael Garicoits
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: St. Matthias (Apostle)
- St. Engelmund
- Gabriel Mann (actor)
- Caroline Roux
- Ben Weber (actor)
- Chad Cascadden: NFL linebacker (New York Jets).
- Gabriel Mann: American actor and model, known for his role as Nolan Ross on the ABC drama series Revenge.
- Mark Ruskell: England-born Scottish politician.
- In Willie Mays' first game as a New York Mets player, his homer beats the San Francisco Giants, 5-4.
- 24th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Carrol O'Conner and Jean Stapleton.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl
- The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
- Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin
- The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly, Wow
- Al Green - Look What You Done For Me
- Aretha Franklin - Day Dreaming
- Ringo Starr - Back Off Boogaloo
- America - A Horse With No Name
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