Tuesday 18 July 1972
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bernard Williams and Bruce Walker.
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.
Late Spring, directed by Yasujir Ozu, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tegtmeiers Reisen.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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Which were the important events of 18 July 1972 ?
- Uruguay - Constitution Day
- Bernard Williams: NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles).
- Bruce Walker: NFL nose tackle (NE Patriots).
- Mico Olmos: American noted family, the son of actor Edward James Olmos and his wife Kaija Keel.
- Titoff : French humourist (one-man-show) and actor, he wanted to become a football goalkeeper.
- Egypt President Sadat throws 20,000 Russian military aids out
- Mike Procter 8-73 with hat-trick, plus 51 and 102, Gloucs vs. Essex
- 200,000 attend Mount Pocono rock festival in Pennsylvania.
- Anwar Sadat expels 20,000 Soviet advisors from Egypt.
- Bloody Friday: 22 bombs planted by the Provisional IRA explode in Belfast, Northern Ireland nine people are killed and 130 seriously injured.ampref name=ampquotCAIN1972ampquotamp
- Comedian George Carlin is arrested by Milwaukee police for public obscenity, for reciting his ampquotSeven Words You Can Never Say On Televisionampquot at Summerfest.
- A collision between two trains near Sevilla, Spain kills 76 people.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bill Withers - Lean On Me
- Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose - Too Late To Turn Back Now
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)
- Looking Glass - Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)
- Luther Ingram - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
- Wayne Newton - Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
- Roberta Flack - Where Is The Love
- Mouth and MacNeal - How Do You Do?
- Elton John - Rocket Man
- Alice Cooper - School's Out
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