Wednesday 21 June 1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Allison Moorer and Andrew Jordan.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr..
In UK Vincent by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits.
Ben, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching El Chavo del Ocho.
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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- Allison Moorer: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Andrew Jordan: NFL tight end (Minn Vikings).
- Billy Milner: NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins).
- Heath Rylance: CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders).
- Jamal Ellis: NFL / WLAF cornerback (Denver Broncos, Rhein Fire).
- Marv Marshall: NFL / WLAF receiver (Buccaneers, Barcelona Dragons).
- Tony Berti: NFL tackle (SD Chargers).
- Daniel Cotnoir: American military, a Marine, who fought in the Iraq War and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Nobuharu Asahara: Japanese sprinter and long jumper.
- Neil Doak: Irish cricketer and rugby player.
- Alon Hilu: Israeli author.
- Seth Bingham: American organist and composer (d. 1972).
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Sammy Davis Jr. - The Candy Man
- Neil Diamond - Song Sung Blue
- Billy Preston - Outa-Space
- Gallery - Nice To Be With You
- The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
- Jimmy Castor - Troglodyte (Cave Man)
- Bill Withers - Lean On Me
- The 5th Dimension - (Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All
- The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl
- Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose - Too Late To Turn Back Now
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