Wednesday January 26, 1972

US date format: 1/26/1972, UK date format: 26/1/1972

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 26, 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 Harrison Houston . In that special week of January people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean. In UK Telegram Sam by T Rex was in the top 5 hits. Amar Prem, directed by Shakti Samanta, 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 Tightrope. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
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Events

  • Stewardess Vesna Vulovic survives 10,160m fall without parachute.

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Movies

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Amar Prem

Amar Prem

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

The Cowboys

The Cowboys

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst

Country: United States of America

Eagle in a Cage

Eagle in a Cage

Directed by: Fielder Cook

Starring: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Billie Whitelaw, Kenneth Haigh

Point of Terror

Point of Terror

Directed by: Alex Nicol

Starring: Peter Carpenter, Dyanne Thorne, Lory Hansen, Leslie Simms

Octaman

Octaman

Directed by: Harry Essex

Starring: Pier Angeli, Kerwin Mathews, Jeff Morrow, David Essex

TV Series

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Tightrope

Tightrope

Directed by: Richard Tuggle

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

Starring: Billy Van, Julius Sumner Miller, Vincent Price, Fishka Rais

Country: Canada

Deutschland, deine Schwaben

Deutschland, deine Schwaben

Starring: Willy Reichert

Die reißenden Wasser von Velaba

Die reißenden Wasser von Velaba

World Championship Wrestling

World Championship Wrestling

Days to next January 26

If January 26, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 7 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal

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THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War

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Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and …

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that

The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey

The Defense Never Rests

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The controversial defense lawyer reviews his career, focusing on the Boston Strangler case, the Sam Sheppard vindication, and the Great Plymouth Mail Robbery.

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


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