Tuesday May 23, 1972

US date format: 5/23/1972, UK date format: 23/5/1972

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 23, 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 Alexandre Devoise and Rubens Barrichello. 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. The Way of the Dragon, directed by Bruce Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
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Events

  • The Tamil United Front (now known as Tamil United Liberation Front), a pro-Tamil organization, is founded.
  • Rangers lift the Cup Winners Cup, defeating Dynamo Moscow in the final at the Nou Camp. Their supporters invade the pitch, with the team banned from defending the trophy the following season.
  • A Red Army Faction bomb explodes in the Campbell Barracks of the U.S. Army Supreme European Command in Heidelberg, West Germany 3 U.S. soldiers (Clyde Bonner, Ronald Woodard and Charles Peck) are killed.
  • The Magnavox Odyssey video game system is first demoed, marking the dawn of the video game age it goes on sale to the public in August.
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Movies

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The Way of the Dragon

The Way of the Dragon

Directed by: Bruce Lee

Starring: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao, Ping Ou Wei

Country: United States of America

Sitting Target

Sitting Target

Directed by: Douglas Hickox

Starring: Oliver Reed, Jill St. John, Ian McShane, Edward Woodward

Chato's Land

Chato's Land

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland

Baron Blood

Baron Blood

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer, Massimo Girotti, Luciano Pigozzi

Skyjacked

Skyjacked

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Charlton Heston, James Brolin, Yvette Mimieux, Claude Akins

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TV Series

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Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour

Directed by: Andy Smith

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Fly Into Danger

Fly Into Danger

Felix

Felix

Tanz auf dem Regenbogen

Tanz auf dem Regenbogen

Days to next May 23

If May 23, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 4 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

My Name Is Asher Lev

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Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe.

The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton

The Terminal Man

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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation. Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures.

Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash

Eleanor And Franklin

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book AwardIn his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P.

Tracy And Hepburn by Garson Kanin

Tracy And Hepburn

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This classic Hollywood memoir is again available, now with a new foreword by the author. Spence Tracy and Kate Hepburn were the couple everyone knew of but no one really knew

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 May 23, 1972?

On May 23, 1972 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is May 23, 1972?

On May 23, 1972 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 23, 1972?

On May 23, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 23, 1972?

On May 23, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 23, 1972?

On May 23, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 23, 1972?

On May 23, 1972 several famous people were born including, Alexandre Devoise, Rubens Barrichello, Nadja Uhl.

What was the number one song in May 23, 1972?

The number one song in the week of May 23, 1972 was Oh Girl by The Chi-Lites in US and Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard in UK.

What were the top hits on May 23, 1972?

The top hits on May 23, 1972 were Oh Girl by The Chi-Lites, I'll Take You There by The Staple Singers, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack in US and Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard, Metal Guru by T Rex, Could It Be Forever / Cherish by David Cassidy in UK.


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