Wednesday March 22, 1972

US date format: 3/22/1972, UK date format: 22/3/1972

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 22, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Elvis Stojko and Shawn Bradley. In that special week of March people in US were listening to A Horse With No Name by America. In UK Without You by Nilsson was in the top 5 hits. The Chinese Connection, directed by Wei Lo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Number 96. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Genta of Maaseik
  • The fourth day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
  • World Water Day.
  • Easter Sunday - 1818, 2285. In the Gregorian Calendar 22 March is the earliest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (25th April is the latest).
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Events

  • Selling of the President opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Nick Mileti purchases Cleveland Indians for US$9 million.
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA Most Valuable Player.
  • US Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified).
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Movies

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The Chinese Connection

The Chinese Connection

Directed by: Wei Lo

Starring: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien, Maria Yi

Country: United States of America

Eye in the Labyrinth

Eye in the Labyrinth

Directed by: Mario Caiano

Starring: Rosemary Dexter, Adolfo Celi, Horst Frank, Sybil Danning

The Biscuit Eater

The Biscuit Eater

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

Starring: Earl Holliman, Pat Crowley, Lew Ayres, Godfrey Cambridge

The Godfather

The Godfather

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Tightrope

Tightrope

Directed by: Richard Tuggle

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

Starring: Billy Van, Julius Sumner Miller, Vincent Price, Fishka Rais

Country: Canada

Kaiketsu Raion Maru

Kaiketsu Raion Maru

Umi no Toriton

Umi no Toriton

Days to next March 22

If March 22, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 6 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey

The Defense Never Rests

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The controversial defense lawyer reviews his career, focusing on the Boston Strangler case, the Sam Sheppard vindication, and the Great Plymouth Mail Robbery.

The Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh

The Blue Knight

By:

Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

The Moon'S A Balloon by David Niven

The Moon'S A Balloon

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Color Niven photo front and back First Complete Unabridged hardcover Octopus Limited ed both books 1985 Dark Green Cloth binding

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War

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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 …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game

Pong

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Empire

Empire

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

Genre: 4X, wargame

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on March 22, 1972?

On March 22, 1972 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is March 22, 1972?

On March 22, 1972 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on March 22, 1972?

On March 22, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on March 22, 1972?

On March 22, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on March 22, 1972?

On March 22, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on March 22, 1972?

On March 22, 1972 several famous people were born including, Elvis Stojko, Shawn Bradley, Jocelyn Gourvennec.

What was the number one song in March 22, 1972?

The number one song in the week of March 22, 1972 was A Horse With No Name by America in US and Without You by Nilsson in UK.

What were the top hits on March 22, 1972?

The top hits on March 22, 1972 were A Horse With No Name by America, Heart Of Gold by Neil Young, The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube) by Robert John in US and Without You by Nilsson, American Pie by Don McLean, Beg, Steal Or Borrow by The New Seekers in UK.


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