Monday July 31, 1972

US date format: 7/31/1972, UK date format: 31/7/1972

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 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 Jason Gildon and Antonio Langham. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. In UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits. The Case of the Bloody Iris, directed by Giuliano Carnimeo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The David Steinberg Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. John Columbini
  • Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
  • St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
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Events

  • Dick Allen is 7th to hit 2 inside-the-park homers in a game
  • Thomas Eagleton withdraws as Democratic Vice Presidential candidate.
  • Operation Motorman: British troops move into the no-go areas of Belfast and Derry, Northern Ireland. End of Free Derry.
  • Three car bombs are detonated in Claudy, Northern Ireland, killing nine in what is believed to be a Provisional Irish Republican Army attack.
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Movies

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The Case of the Bloody Iris

The Case of the Bloody Iris

Directed by: Giuliano Carnimeo

Starring: Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Paola Quattrini, Giampiero Albertini

Sacrifice!

Sacrifice!

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lai, Prasitsak Singhara, Sulallewan Suxantat

Country: United States of America

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

TV Series

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The David Steinberg Show

The David Steinberg Show

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|

It's All in Life

It's All in Life

Tempo de Viver

Tempo de Viver

Suivez Budart

Suivez Budart

Days to next July 31

If July 31, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 1 month, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

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

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War

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Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and …

What Every Child Would Like His Parents To Know by Lee Salk

What Every Child Would Like His Parents To Know

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What Every Child Would Like His Parents to Know [Paperback]

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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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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