Sunday February 20, 1972

US date format: 2/20/1972, UK date format: 20/2/1972

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 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 Neil Primrose and Ruben Nembhard. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson. In UK Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip was in the top 5 hits. Piya Ka Ghar, directed by Basu Chatterjee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Tracy And Hepburn by Garson Kanin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tightrope. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • 1st time Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks (111-109)
  • Ard Schenk becomes world champion skater.
  • Sicco Mansholt becomes chairman of European Committee.

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Movies

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Piya Ka Ghar

Piya Ka Ghar

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Anil Dhawan, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, Agha

Cabaret

Cabaret

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

Country: United States of America

The Seduction of Mimi

The Seduction of Mimi

Directed by: Lina Wertmüller

Starring: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Turi Ferro, Agostina Belli

Amar Prem

Amar Prem

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

The Cowboys

The Cowboys

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Tightrope

Tightrope

Directed by: Richard Tuggle

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

Starring: Billy Van, Julius Sumner Miller, Vincent Price, Fishka Rais

Country: Canada

Kung Fu

Kung Fu

I geitonia mas

I geitonia mas

Starring: Vasos Andrianos, Babis Anthopoulos, Nikos Apergis, Giannis Argyris

Country: Greece

Le seize à Kerbriant

Le seize à Kerbriant

Days to next February 20

If February 20, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 6 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Tracy And Hepburn by Garson Kanin

Tracy And Hepburn

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This classic Hollywood memoir is again available, now with a new foreword by the author. Spence Tracy and Kate Hepburn were the couple everyone knew of but no one really knew

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War

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Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and …

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that

Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese

Honor Thy Father

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A classic masterwork newly updatedThe electrifying true story of the rise and fall of New York's notorious Bonanno crime familyOn New York's Park Avenue on a rainy Tuesday night in October

The Naive And Sentimental Lover by John Le Carré

The Naive And Sentimental Lover

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A PAGE-TURNING LOVE STORY FROM THE GRANDMASTER OF SPY THRILLERS Aldo Cassidy is a naive and sentimental lover. A successful, judicious man, he is wrenched away from the ordered certainties of his life by a sudden encounter with Shamus, a …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game

Pong

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Empire

Empire

Platform: PDP 11/45 (1971), HP2000 (1973), HP3000 (1984), DOS, Commodore Amiga, Macintosh, Windows, Linux (2003)

Genre: 4X, wargame


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