Wednesday 23 August 1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Souad Massi and Anthony Calvillo.
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.
The Last House on the Left, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while The Game Of The Foxes by Ladislas Farago was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Midnight Special.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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- Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
- Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
- Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
- RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
- Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
- Souad Massi
- Anthony Calvillo: CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats).
- Tony Carter: NFL running back (Chicago Bears).
- Mark Butcher: English cricketer and singer.
- Raul Casanova: Puerto Rican baseball player.
- Martin Grainger: English footballer and manager.
- Manuel Vidrio: Mexican footballer coach and manager.
- Sheldon Benoit: CFL linebacker (BC Lions).
- Balis Dvarionas: Composer, dies at 68.
- Republican convention (Miami Beach, Florida) re-nominates Vice President Spiro Agnew but not unanimous - one vote given to NBC newsman David Brinkley.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Looking Glass - Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)
- The Hollies - Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
- Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You
- Argent - Hold Your Head Up
- Luther Ingram - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
- Carpenters - Goodbye To Love
- Nilsson - Coconut
- Jim Croce - You Don't Mess Around With Jim
- Mac Davis - Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me
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