Thursday January 27, 1972
US date format: 1/27/1972, UK date format: 27/1/1972
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Mark Owen and Lionel Delplanque.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 27, 1972?
- UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
- Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
- Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
- Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
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- Magnavox begins production of the Odyssey video game. The Odyssey is a primitive video game system, with no processors or integrated circuits. It plugs into a home TV set, displaying a moving white block that can be bounced by rotating remote paddles.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 27, 1972?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Don McLean - American Pie (Parts 1 and 2)
- Melanie - Brand New Key
- Al Green - Let's Stay Together
- Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine
- Badfinger - Day After Day
- Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
- Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band - Scorpio
- Three Dog Night - Never Been To Spain
- The Stylistics - You Are Everything
- The Jackson 5 - Sugar Daddy
Top #8 songs in the UK
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 27If January 27, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 7 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 6 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?