Thursday August 31, 1972

US date format: 8/31/1972, UK date format: 31/8/1972

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 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 Manou Gallo and Chris Tucker. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. In UK Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade was in the top 5 hits. Night of the Lepus, directed by William F. Claxton, 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 Empire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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Events

  • Lasse Viren runs Olympic / world record 10,000m (27:38.4)
  • Olga Korbut, USSR, wins Olympic gold medal in gymnastics.

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Movies

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Night of the Lepus

Night of the Lepus

Directed by: William F. Claxton

Starring: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, DeForest Kelley

Chloe in the Afternoon

Chloe in the Afternoon

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Françoise Verley, Daniel Ceccaldi

The Italian Connection

The Italian Connection

Directed by: Fernando Di Leo

Starring: Mario Adorf, Henry Silva, Woody Strode, Adolfo Celi

The Last House on the Left

The Last House on the Left

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln

Country: United States of America

Blacula

Blacula

Directed by: William Crain

Starring: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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The David Steinberg Show

The David Steinberg Show

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|

Are You Being Served?

Are You Being Served?

The Price Is Right

The Price Is Right

The New Scooby-Doo Movies

The New Scooby-Doo Movies

Days to next August 31

If August 31, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 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.

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

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

By:

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O Congress by Donald Riegle with Trevor Armbrister

O Congress

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Here is an unprecedented portrait of Congress-an institution Riegle cosiders important enough to dare tell the truth about.

George S. Kaufman by Howard Teichmann

George S. Kaufman

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George S. Kaufman;: An intimate portrait

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 August 31, 1972?

On August 31, 1972 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 31, 1972?

On August 31, 1972 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 31, 1972?

On August 31, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 31, 1972?

On August 31, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 31, 1972?

On August 31, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 31, 1972?

On August 31, 1972 several famous people were born including, Manou Gallo, Chris Tucker, Chris Tucker.

What was the number one song in August 31, 1972?

The number one song in the week of August 31, 1972 was Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan in US and Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade in UK.

What were the top hits on August 31, 1972?

The top hits on August 31, 1972 were Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan, Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) by The Hollies, I'm Still In Love With You by Al Green in US and Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade, You Wear It Well by Rod Stewart, It's Four In The Morning by Faron Young in UK.


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