Monday 19 June 1972
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jean Dujardin and Robin Tunney.
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.
Ben, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching El Chavo del Ocho.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Juneteenth ? celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation.
- Jean Dujardin: French actor and comedian, he received the Best Actor award at the 2011 film Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of George Valentin in the movie, "L'Artiste.
- Robin Tunney: American actress.
- Anna Van der Kamp: Abbotsford, British Columbia -- Rower (1996 Olympics).
- Millard Coleman: CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes).
- Dennis Lyxzen: Swedish musician.
- Eric Sheffer Stevens: American actor.
- Gillian Bayford: On 10 August 2012 , together with her husband Adrian they won 148 Millions Euro, the UK's second-biggest lottery winners.
- Max Louarn: French-American producer of computer software, responsible for the sale of Nintendo network and video games.
- Eric Stevens: American actor, he has been seen in the soap opera "As the World Turns".
- Frank Verlaque: French drug addict and homicide victim, beaten to death by his dad, Andre, after he threatened Andre 9/02/1994, 1:02 AM MEDT, Trets, France.
- Dennis Lyxzén: Swedish singer-songwriter (Refused AC4 Invasionen and The (International) Noise Conspiracy).
- Ilya Markov: Russian race walker.
- Brian McBride: American soccer player and coach.
- Poppy Montgomery: Australian-American actress and producer.
- Andre Strode: CFL defensive back (BC Lions).
- 40,000 pilots strike against naval officer
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Sammy Davis Jr. - The Candy Man
- Neil Diamond - Song Sung Blue
- Billy Preston - Outa-Space
- Gallery - Nice To Be With You
- The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
- Jimmy Castor - Troglodyte (Cave Man)
- Bill Withers - Lean On Me
- The 5th Dimension - (Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All
- The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl
- Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose - Too Late To Turn Back Now
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