Friday October 20, 1972

US date format: 10/20/1972, UK date format: 20/10/1972

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Oleg Fediukov and Dexter Coakley. In that special week of October people in US were listening to My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry. In UK Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon was in the top 5 hits. Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina, directed by Marco Bellocchio, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching M*A*S*H. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire

Events

  • Queen Juliana visits Yugoslavia

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Movies

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Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina

Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina

Directed by: Marco Bellocchio

Starring: Gian Maria Volontè, Fabio Garriba, Carla Tatò, Jacques Herlin

Wedding in White

Wedding in White

Directed by: William Fruet

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Carol Kane, Doris Petrie, Leo Phillips

Last Tango in Paris

Last Tango in Paris

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti

Country: United States of America

Lady Sings the Blues

Lady Sings the Blues

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Spike Milligan, Peter Cook

TV Series

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M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H

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Starring: Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, William Christopher

Country: United States of America

Anna and the King

Anna and the King

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

Fußballtrainer Wulff

Fußballtrainer Wulff

Das Licht der schwarzen Kerze

Das Licht der schwarzen Kerze

Starring: Giso Weißbach

Days to next October 20

If October 20, 1972 is your birthday you're 47 years, 11 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter

The Peter Prescription

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Blending wit and wisdom, Dr. Peter discusses the need for individuals to realize their potential if they are to achieve happiness in life

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon

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For generations, Victoria Holt has dazzled and entertained millions of readers with her spine-tingling novels of romantic suspense. On the Night of the Seventh Moon is one of her most evocative,

Paris Was Yesterday by Janet Flanner

Paris Was Yesterday

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In 1925 Flanner began her New Yorker “Letter from Paris,” from which most of the pieces in this collection are drawn.

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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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 …

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 20, 1972?

On October 20, 1972 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is October 20, 1972?

On October 20, 1972 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 20, 1972?

On October 20, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 20, 1972?

On October 20, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 20, 1972?

On October 20, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 20, 1972?

On October 20, 1972 several famous people were born including, Oleg Fediukov, Michael Condrey, Dexter Coakley.

What was the number one song in October 20, 1972?

The number one song in the week of October 20, 1972 was My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry in US and Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon in UK.

What were the top hits on October 20, 1972?

The top hits on October 20, 1972 were My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry, Use Me by Bill Withers, Burning Love by Elvis Presley in US and Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon, How Can I Be Sure by David Cassidy, Donna by 10cc in UK.


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