Sunday 22 October 1972
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Scott Lachance and Tyrone Williams.
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 Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
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Which were the important events of 22 October 1972 ?
- Scott Lachance: Charlottesville -- NHL defenseman (NY Islanders).
- Tyrone Williams: WLAF / NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Rhein Fire).
- Victoria Lagerstrom: Swedish beauty queen, voted Miss Sweden in 1997.
- D'Lo Brown: American wrestler and accountant.
- Saffron Burrows: English actress.
- Kurt Edzard: German Sculptor (nudist / portraits).
- Betsy Rawls wins LPGA GAC Golf Classic
- Oakland Athletics' first championship, beating Cincinnati Reds 4 games to 3 in 69th World Series.
- Vietnam War: In Saigon, Henry Kissinger and South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu meet to discuss a proposed cease-fire that had been worked out between Americans and North Vietnamese in Paris.
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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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