Wednesday March 15, 1972

US date format: 3/15/1972, UK date format: 15/3/1972

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 15, 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 Mark Hoppus and Filip Dewulf. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Heart Of Gold by Neil Young. In UK Without You by Nilsson was in the top 5 hits. The Chinese Connection, directed by Wei Lo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Number 96. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Day Against Police Brutality
  • Turkey buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio.
  • Blessed Arnicus of Averbode
  • For corporations in the United States that use the calendar year as their fiscal year, the date on which the corporation must file its corporate income tax return
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Events

  • NASA selects three-part configuration for Space Shuttle.
  • Danish airliner hits mountain in Sheikdom of Oman killing 112.
  • Assassination attempt on Governor George Wallace of Alabama.

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Movies

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The Chinese Connection

The Chinese Connection

Directed by: Wei Lo

Starring: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien, Maria Yi

Country: United States of America

Eye in the Labyrinth

Eye in the Labyrinth

Directed by: Mario Caiano

Starring: Rosemary Dexter, Adolfo Celi, Horst Frank, Sybil Danning

The Biscuit Eater

The Biscuit Eater

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

Starring: Earl Holliman, Pat Crowley, Lew Ayres, Godfrey Cambridge

The Godfather

The Godfather

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Tightrope

Tightrope

Directed by: Richard Tuggle

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

Starring: Billy Van, Julius Sumner Miller, Vincent Price, Fishka Rais

Country: Canada

Split Second

Split Second

Starring: Tom Kennedy, Jack Clark

Country: United States of America

Banacek

Banacek

Days to next March 15

If March 15, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 6 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey

The Defense Never Rests

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The controversial defense lawyer reviews his career, focusing on the Boston Strangler case, the Sam Sheppard vindication, and the Great Plymouth Mail Robbery.

Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes

Message From Malaga

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"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist

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Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York …

Tracy And Hepburn by Garson Kanin

Tracy And Hepburn

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This classic Hollywood memoir is again available, now with a new foreword by the author. Spence Tracy and Kate Hepburn were the couple everyone knew of but no one really knew

The Game Of The Foxes by Ladislas Farago

The Game Of The Foxes

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Ladislas Farago, a lifelong student of espionage and an important figure in U.S. Naval Intelligence in World War II, writes the whole story of German espionage in the United States and Great Britain before and during World War II.

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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