Thursday 22 June 1972
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Emanuele Filiberto and Wangechi Mutu.
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.
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, directed by J. Lee Thompson, 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 El Chavo del Ocho.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Which were the important events of 22 June 1972 ?
- Emanuele Filiberto : Italian royalty born in Switzerland, the son of Italy's last king, Umberto II and Princess Marina; grandson of Vittorio Emanuele III.
- Wangechi Mutu: Kenyan-American painter and sculptor.
- David Rees: American cartoonist and critic.
- Man of La Mancha opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 140 performances
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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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