Friday March 17, 1972, St. Patrick's Day
US date format: 3/17/1972, UK date format: 17/3/1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Mia Hamm and Melissa Auf der Maur.
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 Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 17, 1972?
- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
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- Ringo releases Back off Bugaloo in the UK
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 17, 1972?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
- America - A Horse With No Name
- Robert John - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)
- Nilsson - Without You
- Bread - Everything I Own
- Paul Simon - Mother And Child Reunion
- Climax - Precious And Few
- Cher - The Way Of Love
- Donny Osmond - Puppy Love
- The Osmonds - Down By The Lazy River
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- The Dramatics - In The Rain
- Denise LaSalle - Now Run And Tell That
- Isaac Hayes - Do Your Thing
- Bobby Womack & Peace - That's The Way I Feel About Cha
- James Brown - Talking Loud And Saying Nothing - Part I
- The Supremes - Floy Joy
- Tyrone Davis - I Had It All The Time
- The Honey Cone - The Day I Found Myself
- The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly, Wow
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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?