Friday 28 January 1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Carey Bender and Elena Baranova.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean.
In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits.
Fritz the Cat, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Semesterferien.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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Which were the important events of 28 January 1972 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas
- Carey Bender: NFL running back (Buffalo Bills).
- Elena Baranova: WNBA center (Utah Starzz).
- Frank Garcia NFL center (Green Bay Packers: Carolina Panthers).
- Nicky Southall: English footballer and manager.
- Léon van Bon: Dutch cyclist.
- Adriaan B "Jaap" Wagemaker: Dutch sculptor, dies at age 66.
- Richard Chanfray claims he is the Count of St Germain on French television.
- Bloody Sunday: The British Army kills 14 unarmed nationalist civil rights marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland.
- Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1972 ?
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
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