Sunday September 24, 1972

US date format: 9/24/1972, UK date format: 24/9/1972

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on September 24, 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 Natacha Canoletti and Jesse Hughes (musician). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis. In UK Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade was in the top 5 hits. Sounder, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching M*A*S*H. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • New York Jets' Joe Namath passes for six touchdowns versus Baltimore Colts (44-34).
  • Antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at air show, kills 22.
  • Jack Tatum, Oakland Raiders' player, returns a fumble 104 yards versus Green Bay Packers (record).
  • An F-86 fighter aircraft leaving an air show at Sacramento Executive Airport fails to become airborne and crashes into a Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor, killing 12 children and 11 adults.ref name=quottitleCrash at Farrellsquot

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Movies

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Sounder

Sounder

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews

Don't Torture a Duckling

Don't Torture a Duckling

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas

Horror Express

Horror Express

Directed by: Eugenio Martín

Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa

Country: United States of America

Hickey & Boggs

Hickey & Boggs

Directed by: Robert Culp

Starring: Bill Cosby, Robert Culp, Ta-Ronce Allen, Rosalind Cash

Hammer

Hammer

Directed by: Bruce D. Clark

Starring: Fred Williamson, Bernie Hamilton, Vonetta McGee, William Smith

Sport Games on September 24, 1972

Sport Games on September 24, 1972


NFL

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - New England Patriots : 20 - 21
  • Cleveland Browns - Philadelphia Eagles : 27 - 17
  • Dallas Cowboys - New York Giants : 23 - 14
  • Denver Broncos - San Diego Chargers : 14 - 37
  • Houston Oilers - Miami Dolphins : 13 - 34
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TV Series

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M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H

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Starring: Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, William Christopher

Country: United States of America

Anna and the King

Anna and the King

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Directed by: Michael Spierig

The David Steinberg Show

The David Steinberg Show

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|

Days to next September 24

If September 24, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of …

O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

O Jerusalem!

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Now a major motion picture, this remarkable classic recounts, moment by moment, the spellbinding process that gave birth to the state of Israel.Collins

George S. Kaufman by Howard Teichmann

George S. Kaufman

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George S. Kaufman;: An intimate portrait

Paris Was Yesterday by Janet Flanner

Paris Was Yesterday

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In 1925 Flanner began her New Yorker “Letter from Paris,” from which most of the pieces in this collection are drawn.

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.

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 September 24, 1972?

On September 24, 1972 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is September 24, 1972?

On September 24, 1972 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on September 24, 1972?

On September 24, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on September 24, 1972?

On September 24, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on September 24, 1972?

On September 24, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on September 24, 1972?

On September 24, 1972 several famous people were born including, Natacha Canoletti, Jesse Hughes (musician), Jeff Hill.

What was the number one song in September 24, 1972?

The number one song in the week of September 24, 1972 was Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis in US and Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade in UK.

What were the top hits on September 24, 1972?

The top hits on September 24, 1972 were Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis, Black & White by Three Dog Night, Saturday In The Park by Chicago in US and Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade, You Wear It Well by Rod Stewart, It's Four In The Morning by Faron Young in UK.


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