Friday May 26, 1972

US date format: 5/26/1972, UK date format: 26/5/1972

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Patsy Palmer and Selenis Leyva. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Oh Girl by The Chi-Lites. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. The Way of the Dragon, directed by Bruce Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour. 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 Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
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Events

  • Nixon and Brezhnev signs SALT accord
  • Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in five rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • US President Richard Nixon and Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT accord.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
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Movies

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The Way of the Dragon

The Way of the Dragon

Directed by: Bruce Lee

Starring: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao, Ping Ou Wei

Country: United States of America

Sitting Target

Sitting Target

Directed by: Douglas Hickox

Starring: Oliver Reed, Jill St. John, Ian McShane, Edward Woodward

Chato's Land

Chato's Land

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland

Baron Blood

Baron Blood

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer, Massimo Girotti, Luciano Pigozzi

Skyjacked

Skyjacked

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Charlton Heston, James Brolin, Yvette Mimieux, Claude Akins

TV Series

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Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour

Directed by: Andy Smith

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Fly Into Danger

Fly Into Danger

Felix

Felix

Tanz auf dem Regenbogen

Tanz auf dem Regenbogen

Days to next May 26

If May 26, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 3 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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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.

The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton

The Terminal Man

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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation. Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures.

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.

Tracy And Hepburn by Garson Kanin

Tracy And Hepburn

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This classic Hollywood memoir is again available, now with a new foreword by the author. Spence Tracy and Kate Hepburn were the couple everyone knew of but no one really knew

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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