Saturday December 23, 1972: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/23/1972, UK date format: 23/12/1972

December 23rd, 1972 was the 358th day of the year 1972 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Capricorn. The day of the week was Saturday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Lord Kossity and Morgan (Marco Castoldi).

The number one song in US was Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul. My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was #1 song in the UK.

Aguirre: The Wrath of God, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1972 while The Persian Boy by Mary Renault was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Nacht der Prominenten. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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December 23, 1972 Events

What happened on December 23, 1972?

Historical Events

  • 6.25 Earthquake destroys central Managua Nicaragua, 10,000 die
  • Chandrasekhar takes 8-79 India versus England at Delhi.
  • The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism.
  • A 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes the Nicaraguan capital of Managua killing more than 10,000.

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December 23, 1972 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on December 23, 1972?

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If December 23, 1972 is your birthday you are 50 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on December 23.

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December 23, 1972 Famous Deaths

Who died on December 23, 1972?

Other December 23rd famous deaths

  • French business executive, noted family member, and one of three sons to industrialist Yves Rocher (famous for his "natural" cosmetics).

  • Italian-French singer.

  • Jack Webb

    American actor who appeared in films such as "Sunset Blvd.

  • Flemish theologian, who worked in reformation church.

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December 23, 1972 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Capricorn personality

Who should a Capricorn marry?

Babies born in December are either Sagittarius or Capricorn. People born before December 21st are Sagittarius, while people born from December 22nd have the sign of Capricorn

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Chinese Zodiac

Rat chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Rat

Element: Water

Rat personality

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December 23, 1972 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 23, 1972?

The day of the week was Saturday.

December 23rd marks the 357th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1972.

There are 8 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 23, 1972 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 23, 1972?


  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
  • Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
  • Japan - The Emperor's Birthday - Birthday of Akihito, the current Emperor of Japan
  • Roman festivals - Larentalia, a festival in honor of Larenta
  • Ancient Latvia - Ziemassvetki held
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 23, 1972? Which were the top hits on December 23, 1972?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Me And Mrs. Jones
  2. - I Am Woman
  3. - You Ought To Be With Me
  4. - Clair
  5. - It Never Rains In Southern California

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - My Ding-A-Ling
  2. - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
  3. - Mother Of Mine
  4. - Crazy Horses
  5. - Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Me And Mrs. Jones
  2. - You Ought To Be With Me
  3. - Why Can't We Live Together
  4. - If You Don't Know Me By Now
  5. - Superstition

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Country: United States of America

State of Siege

State of Siege

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Costa-Gavras

Starring: Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Jacques Weber



Release year: 1972

Directed by: Sergio Sollima

Starring: Agostina Belli, Paola Pitagora, Fabio Testi, Oliver Reed, Sal Borgese, Carla Mancini, Jacques Herlin, Steffen Zacharias, Marco Mariani, Calisto Calisti, Michel Bardinet, Daniel Beretta

Country: Italy



Release year: 1972

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill, Edward Andrews

Country: United States of America

Across 110th Street

Across 110th Street

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Barry Shear

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Franciosa, Frank Adu

TV Series

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Nacht der Prominenten

Nacht der Prominenten

Release year: 1972

Wild Country

Wild Country

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Craig Strachan

Double Identity

Double Identity

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Dennis Dimster

Die lieben Mitmenschen

Die lieben Mitmenschen

Release year: 1972

Dead of Night

Dead of Night

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Dan Curtis

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The Persian Boy by Mary Renault

The Persian Boy


"It takes skill and skill to portray, as Miss Renault did, this half-man, part Courtesan who is so deeply enamoured with the warrior,"-The

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution


America's trusted doctor now shows how to live longer, feel better. Robert C. Atkins, a world-renowned medical expert, has taught millions how to lose weight while keeping it off

The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian

The Eiger Sanction


Jonathan Hemlock resides in a Long Island Gothic church that has been renovated. He is an artist professor, a mountain climber and a mercenary who performs assassinations (i.e.

The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth

The Odessa File


A suicide of an elderly German Jew explodes in revelation after revelation. Of a Mafia-like organisation called Odessa...of a real-life fugitive known by the "Butcher of Riga"..of young German journalist, tumed obsessed assassin and.

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon


Victoria Holt's novels of romantic suspense have been captivating millions of readers for generations. One of her most memorable novels is On the Night of The Seventh Moon.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on December 23rd, 1972 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.



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

Genre: 4X, wargame


December 23, 1972 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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Sport Games on December 23, 1972

Sport Games on December 23, 1972


American Football
  • Dallas Cowboys - San Francisco 49ers : 30 - 28
  • Oakland Raiders - Pittsburgh Steelers : 7 - 13
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