Thursday December 21, 1972
US date format: 12/21/1972, UK date format: 21/12/1972
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Claudia Poll and Frédéric Lerner.
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 Persian Boy by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nacht der Prominenten.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 21, 1972?
- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany.
- Horace Mann Bond: president of Lincoln University...
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 21, 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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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 21If December 21, 1972 is your birthday you're 47 years, 9 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 26 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?