#
Boosts
Is this date important to you? Boost it!

Tuesday 22 August 1972

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stephen Boyd and Okkert Brits. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass. In UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits. Blacula, directed by William Crain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Midnight Special. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1972 or at August 22 across the years.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

Have a look at the old newspapers from 22 August 1972 and get them!

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Midnight Special

Starring: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Country: United States

More info

Tegtmeiers Reisen

Starring: Jürgen von Manger

Kikaida: Android of Justice

Written by: Shôtarô Ishinomori

Starring: Daisuke Ban, Jun Mizunoe, Masahiro Kamiya, Shun Ueda

Country: Japan

More info

El Chavo del Ocho

Written by: Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Starring: Ramón Valdés, Florinda Meza, Carlos Villagrán, Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Country: Mexico

More info

The Lotus Eaters

Written by: Michael J. Bird

Starring: Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham, Stefan Gryff, Anthony Stamboulieh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

More info

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Blacula

Directed by: William Crain

Starring: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas

Country: United States

More info

And Now for Something Completely Different

Directed by: Ian MacNaughton

Starring: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman

Country: United States

More info

Super Fly

Directed by: Gordon Parks Jr.

Starring: Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier

Country: United States

More info

Deliverance

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

More info

Fat City

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell

Country: United States

More info

Find out your future

Get a FREE Numerology report based on the digits of 22 August 1972!

GET YOUR FREE NUMEROLOGY REPORT NOW

Wish him/her..

Send your special wishes with this personalized page

Send him/her your special wishes with this personalized page

Click here for a personalized message

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 August 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • RC feasts - Mary queen of angels
Famous Birthdays:
  • Stephen Boyd: NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions).
  • Okkert Brits: South African pole vaulter.
  • Paul Doucette: American singer-songwriter guitarist and drummer (Matchbox Twenty The Break and Repair Method and Tabitha's Secret).
  • Steve Kline: American baseball player and coach.
  • Pontus Schultz: Swedish journalist (d. 2012).
See other famous people born on 22 August
Facts:
  • International Olympic Committee exspells Rhodesia
  • Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
  • John Wojtowicz, 27, and Sal Naturile, 18, hold several Chase Manhattan Bank employees hostage for 17 hours in Gravesend, Brooklyn, N.Y, an event later dramatized in the film ''Dog Day Afternoon''.

Featured Contents

Would you like to write an original contribution on a topic related to this specific date and get featured on Takemeback.to ? Send us your proposal!

Search For Your Ancestors

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Don't miss our monthly news, no spam guarantee Click here to Subscribe

...and if 22 August 1972 was your Birth Date then Join our Birthday Club!

Make this date unforgettable

Have a look at our special collection of personalized gifts

Look at our personalized gifts

Genealogy: find out your family heritage

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1972?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sex and the Teenager -- Aug. 21, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8294
  • Life: Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Captains And The Kings

By: Taylor Caldwell

When Joseph Armagh first saw America in the early 1850s, he was a twelve-year-old Irish immigrant - a penniless orphan cast upon a hostile shore to make a home for himself.

More info

My Name Is Asher Lev

By: Chaim Potok

Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe.

More info

Report To The Commissioner

By: James Mills

Book by James Mills

More info

The Winds Of War

By: Herman Wouk

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 ...

More info

Remember when

Birthday and personalized Football books

Discover our birthday books

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Empire

Platform: PDP 11/45 (1971), HP2000 (1973), HP3000 (1984), DOS, Commodore Amiga, Macintosh, Windows, Linux (2003)

Genre: 4X, wargame

More info
Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game

Empire

Platform: PDP 11/45 (1971), HP2000 (1973), HP3000 (1984), DOS, Commodore Amiga, Macintosh, Windows, Linux (2003)

Genre: 4X, wargame

More info
Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

More info

#
Boosts
Is this date important to you? Boost it!

Tell the world why 22 August 1972 is such a special date for you!