Wednesday May 31, 1972

US date format: 5/31/1972, UK date format: 31/5/1972

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Sarah O'Hare and Micol Guidelli. In that special week of May people in US were listening to I'll Take You There by The Staple Singers. In UK Vincent by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Friends Of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
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Events

  • Ajax wins Europe Cup 1 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeff Gillen, Anya Ormsby

Virgin Witch

Virgin Witch

Directed by: Ray Austin

Starring: Ann Michelle, Vicki Michelle, Keith Buckley, Patricia Haines

The Way of the Dragon

The Way of the Dragon

Directed by: Bruce Lee

Starring: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao, Ping Ou Wei

Country: United States of America

Sitting Target

Sitting Target

Directed by: Douglas Hickox

Starring: Oliver Reed, Jill St. John, Ian McShane, Edward Woodward

Chato's Land

Chato's Land

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland

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TV Series

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Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour

Directed by: Andy Smith

Number 96

Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

His Lordship Entertains

His Lordship Entertains

The Melba Moore-Clifton Davis Show

The Melba Moore-Clifton Davis Show

Alcock and Gander

Alcock and Gander

Days to next May 31

If May 31, 1972 is your birthday you're 48 years, 3 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 7 days.
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Books

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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 …

The Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh

The Blue Knight

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Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

Nutrition And Your Mind by George Watson

Nutrition And Your Mind

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Book Club Edition - 170 pages - "Here is the pioneer book in the brand-new field of psychochemistry; the evolving science which ascribes mental and emotional disorders to the physical malfunction

Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell

Captains And The Kings

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When Joseph Armagh first saw America in the early 1850s, he was a twelve-year-old Irish immigrant - a penniless orphan cast upon a hostile shore to make a home for himself.

The Game Of The Foxes by Ladislas Farago

The Game Of The Foxes

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Ladislas Farago, a lifelong student of espionage and an important figure in U.S. Naval Intelligence in World War II, writes the whole story of German espionage in the United States and Great Britain before and during World War II.

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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