Friday 31 March 1972
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John Godina and Alejandro Amenabar.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to A Horse With No Name by America.
In UK Without You by Nilsson was in the top 5 hits.
Mark of the Devil, directed by Michael Armstrong, 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 Split Second.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 March 1972 ?
- Saint Cornelia
- CTsar Ch�vez Day - official holiday in five states and many cities across the U.S.
- Freedom Day in Malta.
- Saint Amos
- Saint Benjamin
- Blessed Hendrik Werner
- Saint Balbina of Rome
- New Jersey - Thomas Mundy Peterson Day.
- John Godina: Fort Sill, Oklahoma -- Shot putter / discus thrower (1996 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Alejandro Amenabar: Spanish film director.
- Melissa Gosule: American homicide victim.
- Scott Rennie: Scottish minister of Queen's Cross Church, Aberdeen, and the first openly gay Protestant minister appointed by the Church of Scotland.
- Ze Frank: American internet personality.
- Evan Williams: Entrepreneur
- Alejandro Amenábar: Chilean-Spanish director and screenwriter
- Andrew Bowen: American actor producer and screenwriter
- Luca Gentili: Italian footballer and coach
- Hristos Polihroniou: Greek hammer thrower
- Meena Kumari: Indian film actress (d. 1972).
- Official Beatles Fan Club closes down.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1972 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- America - A Horse With No Name
- Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
- Donny Osmond - Puppy Love
- Paul Simon - Mother And Child Reunion
- Robert John - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)
- Joe Tex - I Gotcha
- Nilsson - Without You
- The Chakachas - Jungle Fever
- Michael Jackson - Rockin' Robin
- Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
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