Saturday July 29, 1972

US date format: 7/29/1972, UK date format: 29/7/1972

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 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 Ato Essandoh and Wil Wheaton. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Deliverance, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The David Steinberg Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Historical Events

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  • A national dock strike begins in Britain.

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Movies

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Deliverance

Deliverance

Directed by: John Boorman

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

Country: United States of America

Super Fly

Super Fly

Directed by: Gordon Parks Jr.

Starring: Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier, Julius Harris

Country: United States of America

The Big Bird Cage

The Big Bird Cage

Directed by: Jack Hill

Starring: Pam Grier, Anitra Ford, Candice Roman, Teda Bracci

Kansas City Bomber

Kansas City Bomber

Directed by: Jerrold Freedman

Starring: Raquel Welch, Kevin McCarthy, Helena Kallianiotes, Norman Alden

Raampur Ka Lakshman

Raampur Ka Lakshman

Directed by: Manmohan Desai

Starring: Randhir Kapoor, Rekha, Shatrughan Sinha, Padma Khanna

TV Series

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The David Steinberg Show

The David Steinberg Show

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|

The John Byner Comedy Hour

The John Byner Comedy Hour

Denkste!?

Denkste!?

Max Bygraves at the Royalty

Max Bygraves at the Royalty

Days to next July 29

If July 29, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 1 month, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton

The Terminal Man

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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation. Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures.

The Summer Game by Roger Angell

The Summer Game

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A classic collection of early sportswriting by renowned reporter Roger AngellAcclaimed New Yorker writer Roger Angell’s first book on baseball, The Summer Game, originally published in 1972, is a stunning collection

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.

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.

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

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 July 29, 1972?

On July 29, 1972 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is July 29, 1972?

On July 29, 1972 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on July 29, 1972?

On July 29, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 29, 1972?

On July 29, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 29, 1972?

On July 29, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 29, 1972?

On July 29, 1972 several famous people were born including, Ato Essandoh, Wil Wheaton, Steven Branscombe.

What was the number one song in July 29, 1972?

The number one song in the week of July 29, 1972 was Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan in US and Puppy Love by Donny Osmond in UK.

What were the top hits on July 29, 1972?

The top hits on July 29, 1972 were Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan, Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass, Too Late To Turn Back Now by Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose in US and Puppy Love by Donny Osmond, Rock And Roll Parts 1 And 2 by Gary Glitter, Take Me Bak 'Ome by Slade in UK.


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