Monday 31 January 1972
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ben Cavil and Fritz Fequiere WLAF guard (Barcelona Dragons.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean.
In UK Telegram Sam by T Rex 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 Empire or Pong.
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Which were the important events of 31 January 1972 ?
- Blessed Ludovica
- Saint Geminianus
- Saint Marcella
- Saint Pedro Nolasco
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
- Ben Cavil: Guard (Baltimore Ravens).
- Fritz Fequiere WLAF guard (Barcelona Dragons: London Monarchs).
- Marvin Coleman: Canadian Football League defensive back (Calgary Stampeders).
- Pulu Poumele: guard (San Diego Chargers).
- Laurent Puigségur: French handball player, who played centre position.
- Birenda, becomes leader of Nepal
- US launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations (396/244,998).
- Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana.
- King Birendra succeeds his father as King of Nepal.
- A bomb explodes at the British Yacht Club in West Berlin, killing Irwin Beelitz, a German boat builder.
- The German militant group Movement 2 June announces its support of the Provisional Irish Republican Army.
- Anti-British riots take place throughout Ireland. The British Embassy in Dublin is burned to the ground, as are several British-owned businesses.
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