Monday January 31, 1972
US date format: 1/31/1972, UK date format: 31/1/1972
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Laurent Puigségur 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 Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip was in the top 5 hits.
Amar Prem, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while Jennie, Volume Two by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tightrope.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 31, 1972?
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- 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.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 31, 1972?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Al Green - Let's Stay Together
- Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
- Jackson 5 - Sugar Daddy
- Joe Simon - Drowning In The Sea Of Love
- Bobby Womack & Peace - That's The Way I Feel About Cha
- Wilson Pickett - Fire And Water
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Make Me The Woman That You Go Home To
- Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager - Ain't Understanding Mellow
- Detroit Emeralds - You Want It, You Got It
- The Bar-Kays - Son Of Shaft
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