Friday 19 May 1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Amanda de Cadenet and Jenny Berggren.
In that special week of May 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 Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Lotus Eaters.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- National Hug-Your-Cat Day
- NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
- Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
- Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
- Theophilus of Corte
- Peter Celestine
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Dunstan
- Amanda de Cadenet
- Jenny Berggren: Swedish singer-songwriter (Ace of Base).
- Laura Freddi: Italian showgirl, TV presenter and singer.
- Nancy Launt: American child adopted by Donna and Robert Launt.
- Claudia Karvan: Australian actress producer and screenwriter.
- Ronald Williams: Canadian Football League running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers).
- Willie Brown: NFL / WLAF linebacker (Seattle Seahawks.
- WMAV TV channel 18 in Oxford, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Three out of 6 bombs explode in the Springer Press building in Hamburg, Germany, injuring 17 the Red Army Faction claims responsibility.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl
- The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- Al Green - Look What You Done For Me
- Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin
- The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly, Wow
- The Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice
- Ringo Starr - Back Off Boogaloo
- Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken
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