Sunday July 16, 1972

US date format: 7/16/1972, UK date format: 16/7/1972

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 16, 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 Stephanie Beaton and Mindy Carson in New York City. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Lean On Me by Bill Withers. In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Joe Kidd, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The David Steinberg Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Events

  • Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes 269th patriarch of Constantinople
  • Smokey Robinson and Miracles final live performance

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Movies

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Joe Kidd

Joe Kidd

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Don Stroud

Country: United States of America

The Wrath of God

The Wrath of God

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Frank Langella, Rita Hayworth, John Colicos

Love Me Deadly

Love Me Deadly

Directed by: Jacques Lacerte

Starring: Mary Charlotte Wilcox, Lyle Waggoner, Christopher Stone, Timothy Scott

Butterflies Are Free

Butterflies Are Free

Directed by: Milton Katselas

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Eileen Heckart, Paul Michael Glaser

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Josephine Chaplin

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The David Steinberg Show

The David Steinberg Show

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|

Taiyô ni hoero!

Taiyô ni hoero!

Villains

Villains

Henshin Ninja arashi

Henshin Ninja arashi

Days to next July 16

If July 16, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 2 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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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.

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 …

A Portion For Foxes by Jane McIlvaine McClary

A Portion For Foxes

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Romance. Classical

O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

O Jerusalem!

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Now a major motion picture, this remarkable classic recounts, moment by moment, the spellbinding process that gave birth to the state of Israel.Collins

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 16, 1972?

On July 16, 1972 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is July 16, 1972?

On July 16, 1972 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 16, 1972?

On July 16, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 16, 1972?

On July 16, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 16, 1972?

On July 16, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 16, 1972?

On July 16, 1972 several famous people were born including, Stephanie Beaton, Aaron Glenn, Mindy Carson in New York City.

Which famous people died on July 16, 1972?

Famous people died on July 16, 1972 include, Giorgio Nataletti, Max Zehnder.

What was the number one song in July 16, 1972?

The number one song in the week of July 16, 1972 was Lean On Me by Bill Withers in US and Puppy Love by Donny Osmond in UK.

What were the top hits on July 16, 1972?

The top hits on July 16, 1972 were Lean On Me by Bill Withers, Too Late To Turn Back Now by Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose, Outa-Space by Billy Preston in US and Puppy Love by Donny Osmond, Rock And Roll Parts 1 And 2 by Gary Glitter, Take Me Bak 'Ome by Slade in UK.


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