Monday April 17, 1972

US date format: 4/17/1972, UK date format: 17/4/1972

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 17, 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 Jennifer Garner and Gordon Laro. In that special week of April 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 Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
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Events

  • 76th Boston Marathon won by Olavi Suomalainen of Finland in 2:15:39.
  • Kiteman attempting to throw out first ball in Philadelphia Phillies' Veterans Stadium crashes into the centerfield seats.
  • Revised Dutch constitution proclaimed.
  • The first Boston Marathon in which women are officially allowed to compete.

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Movies

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Play It Again, Sam

Play It Again, Sam

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Jerry Lacy

Country: United States of America

The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid

The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Robert Duvall, Luke Askew, R.G. Armstrong

Necromancy

Necromancy

Directed by: Bert I. Gordon

Starring: Orson Welles, Pamela Franklin, Lee Purcell, Michael Ontkean

The Culpepper Cattle Co.

The Culpepper Cattle Co.

Directed by: Dick Richards

Starring: Gary Grimes, Billy Green Bush, Luke Askew, Bo Hopkins

The Hoax

The Hoax

Directed by: Robert Anderson

Starring: Bill Ewing, Frank Bonner, Jacques Aubuchon, Sharon DeBord

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TV Series

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Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour

Directed by: Andy Smith

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

The Lotus Eaters

The Lotus Eaters

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Starring: Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham, Stefan Gryff, Anthony Stamboulieh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Plumpaquatsch

Plumpaquatsch

Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez

Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez

Days to next April 17

If April 17, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 5 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 18 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 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.

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.

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 …

Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash

Eleanor And Franklin

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book AwardIn his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P.

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 April 17, 1972?

On April 17, 1972 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is April 17, 1972?

On April 17, 1972 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 17, 1972?

On April 17, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 17, 1972?

On April 17, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 17, 1972?

On April 17, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 17, 1972?

On April 17, 1972 several famous people were born including, Jennifer Garner, Benjamin Dodwell, Gordon Laro.

What was the number one song in April 17, 1972?

The number one song in the week of April 17, 1972 was The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack in US and Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard in UK.

What were the top hits on April 17, 1972?

The top hits on April 17, 1972 were The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack, Rockin' Robin by Michael Jackson, I Gotcha by Joe Tex in US and Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard, Without You by Nilsson, Back Off Boogaloo by Ringo Starr in UK.


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