Sunday March 26, 1972

US date format: 3/26/1972, UK date format: 26/3/1972

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 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 Leslie Mann and Steve Anderson. In that special week of March people in US were listening to A Horse With No Name by America. In UK Without You by Nilsson was in the top 5 hits. The Chinese Connection, directed by Wei Lo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Number 96. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
  • Saint Ludger
  • Saint Larissa
  • Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
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Events

  • Only Fools Are Sad closes at Edison Theater NYC after 144 performances

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Movies

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The Chinese Connection

The Chinese Connection

Directed by: Wei Lo

Starring: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien, Maria Yi

Country: United States of America

Eye in the Labyrinth

Eye in the Labyrinth

Directed by: Mario Caiano

Starring: Rosemary Dexter, Adolfo Celi, Horst Frank, Sybil Danning

The Biscuit Eater

The Biscuit Eater

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

Starring: Earl Holliman, Pat Crowley, Lew Ayres, Godfrey Cambridge

The Godfather

The Godfather

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Tightrope

Tightrope

Directed by: Richard Tuggle

Kaiketsu Raion Maru

Kaiketsu Raion Maru

Umi no Toriton

Umi no Toriton

Le manège de Port-Barcarès

Le manège de Port-Barcarès

Days to next March 26

If March 26, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 5 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh

The Blue Knight

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Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

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.

Jennie, Volume Two by Ralph G. Martin

Jennie, Volume Two

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Paperback - Nonfiction Volume II of the life of Lady Randolph Churchill 1895-1921

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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