Thursday June 29, 1972

US date format: 6/29/1972, UK date format: 29/6/1972

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 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 Chloë des Lysses and DJ Shadow. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond. In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Butterflies Are Free, directed by Milton Katselas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Report From Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Greenwich Village. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The Netherlands - Veterans Day.
  • Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (also a local holiday in Rome, of which they are patron saints)
  • Seychelles - Independence Day.

Events

  • Supreme Court rules (5-4) that Death Penalty is cruel and unusual
  • USSR launches Prognoz 2 into earth orbit (549 / 200,000 km)
  • US Supreme Court rules death penalty usually was "cruel and unusual punishment".
  • The U.S. Supreme Court rules the death penalty could constitute ''cruel and unusual punishment''.
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Movies

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Butterflies Are Free

Butterflies Are Free

Directed by: Milton Katselas

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Eileen Heckart, Paul Michael Glaser

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Josephine Chaplin

Country: United States of America

Asylum

Asylum

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Barbara Parkins, Richard Todd, Sylvia Syms, Peter Cushing

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

Directed by: Robert Butler

Starring: Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, Jim Backus

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|

Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour

Directed by: Andy Smith

Kikaida: Android of Justice

Kikaida: Android of Justice

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Starring: Daisuke Ban, Jun Mizunoe, Masahiro Kamiya, Shun Ueda

Country: Japan

Butler Parker

Butler Parker

Debiruman

Debiruman

Days to next June 29

If June 29, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 2 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Report From Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith

Report From Engine Co. 82

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From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, hateful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet

The Optimist'S Daughter by Eudora Welty

The Optimist'S Daughter

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This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations.

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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The Game Of The Foxes by Ladislas Farago

The Game Of The Foxes

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Ladislas Farago, a lifelong student of espionage and an important figure in U.S. Naval Intelligence in World War II, writes the whole story of German espionage in the United States and Great Britain before and during World War II.

O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

O Jerusalem!

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Now a major motion picture, this remarkable classic recounts, moment by moment, the spellbinding process that gave birth to the state of Israel.Collins

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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