Monday 21 February 1972
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Karl DeWolf and Audrey Pulvar.
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.
Cabaret, directed by Bob Fosse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching I geitonia mas.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 February 1972 ?
- 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
- International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
- Karl DeWolf: hockey defenseman (Team France 1998).
- Audrey Pulvar: French journalist, TV host and presenter, born to Marc Pulvar who founded the Martinican Independence Movement.
- Seo Taiji: South Korean singer-songwriter (Sinawe).
- 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.
- A Lufthansa plane is hijacked and taken to Aden. Passengers are released after a ransom of 16 million German marks is agreed.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Nilsson - Without You
- Carpenters - Hurting Each Other
- Climax - Precious And Few
- Al Green - Let's Stay Together
- The Osmonds - Down By The Lazy River
- Apollo 100 - Joy
- Robert John - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)
- Bread - Everything I Own
- Don McLean - American Pie (Parts 1 and 2)
- Carole King - Sweet Seasons
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