Sunday August 27, 1972

US date format: 8/27/1972, UK date format: 27/8/1972

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see zodiac on August 27, 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 The Great Khali and Jimmy Pop. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass. In UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits. Chloe in the Afternoon, directed by Éric Rohmer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The David Steinberg Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo

Events

  • Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • US bombs Haiphong North Vietnam

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Movies

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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes

Country: United States of America

Chloe in the Afternoon

Chloe in the Afternoon

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Françoise Verley, Daniel Ceccaldi

Deliverance

Deliverance

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox

Country: United States of America

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The Italian Connection

The Italian Connection

Directed by: Fernando Di Leo

Starring: Mario Adorf, Henry Silva, Woody Strode, Adolfo Celi

Butterflies Are Free

Butterflies Are Free

Directed by: Milton Katselas

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Eileen Heckart, Paul Michael Glaser

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TV Series

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The David Steinberg Show

The David Steinberg Show

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|

The Midnight Special

The Midnight Special

Starring: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Country: United States of America

The Patchwork Family

The Patchwork Family

Starring: Carol Corbett, Cary Antebi, John Canemaker, Joanna Pang

Country: United States of America

El Chavo del Ocho

El Chavo del Ocho

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Starring: Ramón Valdés, Florinda Meza, Carlos Villagrán, Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Country: Mexico

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

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

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 …

The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn

The Boys Of Summer

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This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball

Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell

Captains And The Kings

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When Joseph Armagh first saw America in the early 1850s, he was a twelve-year-old Irish immigrant - a penniless orphan cast upon a hostile shore to make a home for himself.

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 August 27, 1972?

On August 27, 1972 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 27, 1972?

On August 27, 1972 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 27, 1972?

On August 27, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 27, 1972?

On August 27, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 27, 1972?

On August 27, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 27, 1972?

On August 27, 1972 several famous people were born including, The Great Khali, Jimmy Pop, Felix da Housecat.

What was the number one song in August 27, 1972?

The number one song in the week of August 27, 1972 was Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass in US and School's Out by Alice Cooper in UK.

What were the top hits on August 27, 1972?

The top hits on August 27, 1972 were Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass, Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan, Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) by The Hollies in US and School's Out by Alice Cooper, Seaside Shuffle by Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs, Puppy Love by Donny Osmond in UK.