Monday August 21, 1972

US date format: 8/21/1972, UK date format: 21/8/1972

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 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 Johnnie Harris and Paul Zerdin. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass. In UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits. Chloe in the Afternoon, directed by Éric Rohmer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The David Steinberg Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held

Events

  • British harbor strike ends
  • Grace Slick maced by police when a band official called cops, pigs
  • Republican Convention opens in Miami Beach
  • US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched.
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Movies

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Chloe in the Afternoon

Chloe in the Afternoon

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Françoise Verley, Daniel Ceccaldi

The Italian Connection

The Italian Connection

Directed by: Fernando Di Leo

Starring: Mario Adorf, Henry Silva, Woody Strode, Adolfo Celi

The Last House on the Left

The Last House on the Left

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln

Country: United States of America

Blacula

Blacula

Directed by: William Crain

Starring: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala

Country: United States of America

Rivals

Rivals

Directed by: Krishna Shah

Starring: Joan Hackett, Robert Klein, Scott Jacoby, Jeanne Tanzy Williams

TV Series

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The David Steinberg Show

The David Steinberg Show

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|

The Patchwork Family

The Patchwork Family

Starring: Carol Corbett, Cary Antebi, John Canemaker, Joanna Pang

Country: United States of America

Scotland Today

Scotland Today

De vorstinnen van Brugge

De vorstinnen van Brugge

Days to next August 21

If August 21, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

My Name Is Asher Lev

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Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe.

O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

O Jerusalem!

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Now a major motion picture, this remarkable classic recounts, moment by moment, the spellbinding process that gave birth to the state of Israel.Collins

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of …

The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn

The Boys Of Summer

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This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball

Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell

Captains And The Kings

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When Joseph Armagh first saw America in the early 1850s, he was a twelve-year-old Irish immigrant - a penniless orphan cast upon a hostile shore to make a home for himself.

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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