Friday June 16, 1972

US date format: 6/16/1972, UK date format: 16/6/1972

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 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 John Cho and Shawnelle Scott. In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr.. In UK Vincent by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. The Groundstar Conspiracy, directed by Lamont Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement

Events

  • Red Army Faction member Ulrike Meinhof is captured by police in Langenhagen.
  • The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada is inaugurated at Churchill Falls, Labrador.
  • 108 die as two passenger trains hit the debris of a collapsed railway tunnel near Soissons, France.
  • Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee.
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Movies

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The Groundstar Conspiracy

The Groundstar Conspiracy

Directed by: Lamont Johnson

Starring: George Peppard, Michael Sarrazin, Christine Belford, Cliff Potts

Ben

Ben

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Lee Montgomery, Joseph Campanella, Arthur O'Connell, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States of America

Boxcar Bertha

Boxcar Bertha

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey

Country: United States of America

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeff Gillen, Anya Ormsby

Virgin Witch

Virgin Witch

Directed by: Ray Austin

Starring: Ann Michelle, Vicki Michelle, Keith Buckley, Patricia Haines

TV Series

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Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour

Directed by: Andy Smith

El Chavo del Ocho

El Chavo del Ocho

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Starring: Ramón Valdés, Florinda Meza, Carlos Villagrán, Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Country: Mexico

The Super

The Super

The Corner Bar

The Corner Bar

The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour

The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour

Days to next June 16

If June 16, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 3 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 15 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.

The Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh

The Blue Knight

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Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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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 …

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of …

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 June 16, 1972?

On June 16, 1972 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is June 16, 1972?

On June 16, 1972 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on June 16, 1972?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on June 16, 1972?

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

Which famous people are born on June 16, 1972?

On June 16, 1972 several famous people were born including, John Cho, Shawnelle Scott, Ann Shoket.

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

The number one song in the week of June 16, 1972 was The Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr. in US and Vincent by Don McLean in UK.

What were the top hits on June 16, 1972?

The top hits on June 16, 1972 were The Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr., I'll Take You There by The Staple Singers, Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond in US and Vincent by Don McLean, Metal Guru by T Rex, Take Me Bak 'Ome by Slade in UK.


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