Monday February 28, 1972

US date format: 2/28/1972, UK date format: 28/2/1972

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 28, 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 Rory Cochrane and Melisa Moses. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson. What's Up, Doc?, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Moon'S A Balloon by David Niven 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 Pong.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Antonia of Florence (d. 1472)
  • Saint Silvana
  • Saint Rufinus
  • Saint Oswald (d. 992)
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Events

  • George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident
  • Last broadcast of M*A*S*H on NBC-TV
  • US President Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China.
  • Sino-American relations: The United States and People's Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communique.
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Movies

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What's Up, Doc?

What's Up, Doc?

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars

Country: United States of America

Silent Running

Silent Running

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

Starring: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint

Country: United States of America

Frogs

Frogs

Directed by: George McCowan

Starring: Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark, Adam Roarke

Country: United States of America

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Leigh Lawson, Kenneth Cranham

Dastaan

Dastaan

Directed by: B.R. Chopra

Starring: Dilip Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Prem Chopra, Bindu

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

The Brothers

The Brothers

Gradjani sela Luga

Gradjani sela Luga

Rolando Rivas, taxista

Rolando Rivas, taxista

Days to next February 28

If February 28, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 6 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

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

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 Moon'S A Balloon by David Niven

The Moon'S A Balloon

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Color Niven photo front and back First Complete Unabridged hardcover Octopus Limited ed both books 1985 Dark Green Cloth binding

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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