What the sky looked like on August 16, 1972
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US date format: 8/16/1972, UK date format: 16/8/1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Emily Robison and George Stroumboulopoulos.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan.
In UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits.
Blacula, directed by William Crain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Report To The Commissioner by James Mills was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The David Steinberg Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 16, 1972?
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 16, 1972?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?