Thursday January 20, 1972

US date format: 1/20/1972, UK date format: 20/1/1972

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Nikki Haley and Alcides Catanho. In that special week of January people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Amar Prem, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tightrope. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
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Events

  • Pakistan launched its Nuclear detterent program few weeks after its defeat in Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

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Movies

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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

Eagle in a Cage

Eagle in a Cage

Directed by: Fielder Cook

Starring: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Billie Whitelaw, Kenneth Haigh

Duck, You Sucker

Duck, You Sucker

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti

Country: United States of America

Point of Terror

Point of Terror

Directed by: Alex Nicol

Starring: Peter Carpenter, Dyanne Thorne, Lory Hansen, Leslie Simms

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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

Semesterferien

Semesterferien

Starring: Gerhart Lippert, Anne Stegmann, Raimund Harmstorf, Günther Kieslich

The Whiteoaks of Jalna

The Whiteoaks of Jalna

Ein Kessel Buntes

Ein Kessel Buntes

Days to next January 20

If January 20, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 8 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal

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THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The

Bear Island by Alistair MacLean

Bear Island

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Reissue of the classic tale of adventure and death on a mysterious Arctic island, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.A

Wunnerful, Wunnerful! by Lawrence Welk with Bernice McGeehan

Wunnerful, Wunnerful!

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music, band

Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash

Eleanor And Franklin

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book AwardIn his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P.

The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey

The Defense Never Rests

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The controversial defense lawyer reviews his career, focusing on the Boston Strangler case, the Sam Sheppard vindication, and the Great Plymouth Mail Robbery.

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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