Saturday 21 October 1972
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Fabrice du Welz and Matthew Friedberger.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry.
In UK Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon was in the top 5 hits.
Boot Hill, directed by Giuseppe Colizzi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Das Licht der schwarzen Kerze.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
- Also see October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day of the Nacho ? celebrated in the United States and Mexico since the early 1990s.
- Diwali in India (2006)
- Fabrice du Welz
- Matthew Friedberger: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Fiery Furnaces).
- Natacha Harry
- Masakazu Morita: Japanese voice actor.
- Orlando Thomas: American football player (d. 2014).
- Evhen Tsybulenko: Ukrainian professor of international law.
- Saffron Burrows: English actress.
- Felicity Andersen: Australian actress.
- Dude closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 16 performances
- Man of La Mancha closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 140 performances
- Pacific Paradise closes at Palace Theater NYC after 5 performances
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling
- Bill Withers - Use Me
- Elvis Presley - Burning Love
- The Main Ingredient - Everybody Plays The Fool
- The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
- Michael Jackson - Ben
- Mac Davis - Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me
- Rick Nelson - Garden Party
- Hot Butter - Popcorn
- Raspberries - Go All The Way
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