Wednesday 26 April 1972
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Francisco Cordova in Veracruz and Marco Rivera NFL/WLAF guard (Scottish Claymores.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack.
In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits.
Mark of the Devil, directed by Michael Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Lotus Eaters.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 26 April 1972 ?
- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
- Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
- Trudpert (Irish monk martyred in Germany in 607).
- Lucidius (4th century)
- Saint Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
- Paschasius (d. 865)
- Richarius or Riquier (d. 643)
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Alda (d. 1309)
- Francisco Cordova in Veracruz: MTxico; pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates).
- Marco Rivera NFL/WLAF guard (Scottish Claymores: Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31).
- Natrone Means NFL running back (San Diego Chargers: Jacksonville Jaguars).
- Kiko Narvaez: Spanish footballer.
- Sylvain Tesson: French writer and traveller born to journalist Philippe Tesson.
- Kiko : Spanish footballer
- Jason Bargwanna: Australian race car driver
- Natrone Means: American football player and coach
- Avi Nimni: Israeli footballer and manager
- The Lockheed L-1011 Tristar enters service with Eastern Airlines.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly, Wow
- America - A Horse With No Name
- Aretha Franklin - Day Dreaming
- The Dramatics - In The Rain
- Sonny & Cher - A Cowboys Work Is Never Done
- Jackson Browne - Doctor My Eyes
- Al Green - Look What You Done For Me
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?