Wednesday December 20, 1972
US date format: 12/20/1972, UK date format: 20/12/1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 20, 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 Jan Caloun and Jonathan Wyatt in Lower Hutt.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul.
In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits.
Aguirre: The Wrath of God, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nacht der Prominenten.
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 December 20, 1972?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
- Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
- Neil Simons Sunshine Boys, premieres in New York City
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 20, 1972?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Paul - Me And Mrs. Jones
- Helen Reddy - I Am Woman
- Al Green - You Ought To Be With Me
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Clair
- Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California
- Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now
- Donna Fargo - Funny Face
- The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
- Carly Simon - You're So Vain
- Johnny Rivers - Rockin' Pneumonia - Boogie Woogie Flu
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling
- The New Seekers - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
- Neil Reid - Mother Of Mine
- The Osmonds - Crazy Horses
- Benny Hill - Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
- Little Jimmy Osmond - Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
- Slade - GudBuy T'Jane
- Congregation - Softly Whispering I Love You
- Middle Of The Road - Soley Soley
- Donny Osmond - Why
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?