Monday 24 January 1972
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Allison Dubois and Beth Hart.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean.
In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits.
Fritz the Cat, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Mouse Factory.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 January 1972 ?
- Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
- Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
- Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
- Allison Dubois
- Beth Hart
- Ulla Werbrouck: Belgian judo athlete, the European champion in May 1996.
- Rachid Ferrache
- Stevin Smith
- Naoshi Mizuta: Japanese bass player and composer.
- Salima Davidson in Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania, USA; volleyball setter (Olympics-1996).
- Raphael Graetz: WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Jay Walker: quarterback (Minnesota Vikings).
- Shannon Garrett: Canadian Football League defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers).
- Daan Schuurmans: Dutch actor.
- Allison DuBois: American medium and criminal profiler whose work is the basis for 2005 TV show, "The Medium.
- Daniel Kawczynski: Polish-English accountant and politician.
- Jerome Cowan: Actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie), dies at 74.
- WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Don McLean - American Pie (Parts 1 and 2)
- Melanie - Brand New Key
- Al Green - Let's Stay Together
- Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine
- Badfinger - Day After Day
- Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
- Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band - Scorpio
- Three Dog Night - Never Been To Spain
- The Stylistics - You Are Everything
- The Jackson 5 - Sugar Daddy
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