Monday February 21, 1972

US date format: 2/21/1972, UK date format: 21/2/1972

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 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 Audrey Pulvar and Karl DeWolf. 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. Brother Sun, Sister Moon, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Our Gang by Philip Roth 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

  • Saint Pepin of Landen
  • Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
  • Saint Randoald
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Events

  • Richard Nixon becomes 1st US President to visit China
  • President Richard Nixon visits the People's Republic of China to normalize Sino-American relations.
  • The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
  • Aldershot bombing: An Official IRA bomb kills 7 in Aldershot, England.
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Movies

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Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Leigh Lawson, Kenneth Cranham

Dastaan

Dastaan

Directed by: B.R. Chopra

Starring: Dilip Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Prem Chopra, Bindu

Journey Through Rosebud

Journey Through Rosebud

Directed by: Tom Gries

Starring: Robert Forster, Kristoffer Tabori, Victoria Racimo, Eddie Little Sky

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Directed by: Charlton Heston

Starring: Charlton Heston, Hildegard Neil, Eric Porter, John Castle

Piya Ka Ghar

Piya Ka Ghar

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Anil Dhawan, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, Agha

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

The Magic Garden

The Magic Garden

Starring: Cary Antebi, Carole Demas, Paula Janis

Country: United States of America

Top à...

Top à...

Starring: Ballets Arthur Plasschaert, Sacha Distel, Marcel Amont, Claude Véga

Country: France

Pretenders

Pretenders

Days to next February 21

If February 21, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 7 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Our Gang by Philip Roth

Our Gang

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A ferocious political satire in the great tradition, Our Gang is Philip Roth’s brilliantly indignant response to the phenomenon of Richard M.

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

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

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 …

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist

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Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York …

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 February 21, 1972?

On February 21, 1972 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is February 21, 1972?

On February 21, 1972 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on February 21, 1972?

On February 21, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 21, 1972?

On February 21, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 21, 1972?

On February 21, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 21, 1972?

On February 21, 1972 several famous people were born including, Audrey Pulvar, Karl DeWolf, Seo Taiji.

Which famous people died on February 21, 1972?

Famous people died on February 21, 1972 include, Eugene Tisserant, Zhang Guohua, Bronislava Nijinska.

What was the number one song in February 21, 1972?

The number one song in the week of February 21, 1972 was Without You by Nilsson in US and Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip in UK.

What were the top hits on February 21, 1972?

The top hits on February 21, 1972 were Without You by Nilsson, Hurting Each Other by Carpenters, Precious And Few by Climax in US and Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip, Telegram Sam by T Rex, Have You Seen Her by The Chi-Lites in UK.


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