Saturday April 29, 1972

US date format: 4/29/1972, UK date format: 29/4/1972

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 29, 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 Anne-Sophie Lapix and Derek Mears. In that special week of April people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. We Won't Grow Old Together, directed by Maurice Pialat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
  • Saint Hugh of Cluny
  • International Dance Day.
  • Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
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Events

  • The fourth anniversary of the Broadway musical ''Hair'' is celebrated with a free concert at a Central Park bandshell, followed by dinner at the Four Seasons. There, 13 Black Panther protesters and the show's co-author, Jim Rado, are arrested for disturbing the peace and for using marijuana.
  • May
  • The Burundian Genocide against the Hutu begins more than 500,000 Hutus die.

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Movies

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We Won't Grow Old Together

We Won't Grow Old Together

Directed by: Maurice Pialat

Starring: Marlène Jobert, Jean Yanne, Christine Fabréga, Patricia Pierangeli

Gendai yakuza: hito-kiri yota

Gendai yakuza: hito-kiri yota

Directed by: Kinji Fukasaku

Starring: Bunta Sugawara, Noboru Andô, Mayumi Nagisa, Asao Koike

Liza

Liza

Directed by: Marco Ferreri

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Corinne Marchand, Claudine Berg

Play It Again, Sam

Play It Again, Sam

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Jerry Lacy

Country: United States of America

The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid

The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Robert Duvall, Luke Askew, R.G. Armstrong

TV Series

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Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour

Directed by: Andy Smith

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

Birds in the Bush

Birds in the Bush

Alarm

Alarm

Alpha Alpha

Alpha Alpha

Days to next April 29

If April 29, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 4 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

The Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh

The Blue Knight

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Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

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.

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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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.

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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