Monday 22 May 1972
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jaouad Gharib and Alison Eastwood.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Oh Girl by The Chi-Lites.
In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits.
Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, 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 The Lotus Eaters.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Humilita
- Saint Rita of Cascia
- Victoria Day in Canada
- World Biodiversity Day.
- Republic of Yemen - National Day.
- National Heroes Day in Sri Lanka.
- National Maritime Day in the United States.()
- Saint Atto
- Saint Emile
- Saint Fulk
- Saint Lupus
- Saint Romanus
- Saint Julia
- Saint Renata of Bavaria
- Jaouad Gharib: Moroccan runner.
- Alison Eastwood: daughter of actor Clint Eastwood; actress (Tightrope).
- Anna Belknap: American actress.
- Rich Owens: NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins).
- Riley Dobi Noel: American convicted murderer (d. 2004).
- Andrus Aug: Estonian cyclist.
- Annabel Chong: Singapore-born pornographic actress.
- Mike Hollis: NFL kicker (Jacksonville Jaguars).
- Ton Sijbrands becomes world checker champion.
- US President Richard Nixon begins visit to Moscow, Russia.
- Ceylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl
- The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- Al Green - Look What You Done For Me
- Sammy Davis Jr. - The Candy Man
- Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken
- The Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- Dr. Hook - Sylvia's Mother
- Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln
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