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1972

In history, 1972 is known as a black year. It is the year that saw a great extermination of 11 Israeli athletes when at least 8 Arab terrorists invaded the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany.

1972

It is also the year that saw the beginning of the Watergate Scandal when police apprehend five men who attempted to bug the U.S. Democratic National Committee headquarters located in the Watergate complex of Washington D.C. It also witnessed the start of the greatest modern-day political scandal.

On the other hand, Britain finally managed to take over Northern Ireland’s direct rule in an attempt for peace. Alabamans also got a bad hit the same year when Gov. George C. Wallace was shot at a political rally at Laurel, Md. Furthermore, anyone who had received a death penalty had a reason to smile because this is the year that the US Supreme Court ruled against the death penalty and deemed it unconstitutional.

In the pop culture, women got an opportunity to shine when they dominated the Grammy Awards by taking all the four top categories.

1972 is also the year that saw the first pay cable network, HBO, being transmitted by Time Inc. MAS*H also premiered on CBS and to top it all up; it was this year that saw the debut of Gloria Steinem’s Ms magazine.

Video game lovers have this year to thank the gaming fraternity, as it was when the first video game, Pong’s arcade version, was introduced by Atari.

For the Scientists, 1972 was the development year of the Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) scanning in England. Correspondingly, US’ RCA developed the compact disk almost during the same time. Then again, the Health and Nutrition sector saw the development of Prozac (fluoxetine) antidepressant by the Scottish Bryan B. Malloy and the American Klaus K. Schmiegel.

It was also the time when the last US ground troops were withdrawn from Vietnam while President Nixon signed in the Black Lung Benefits bill into law.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

And Now for Something Completely Different

Directed by: Ian MacNaughton

Starring: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman

Country: United States

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Deep Throat

Directed by: Jerry Gerard

Starring: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Dolly Sharp

Country: United States

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The Last House on the Left

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess

Country: United States

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Cabaret

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1972 ?

The Winds Of War

By: Herman Wouk

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 ...

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The Exorcist

By: William Peter Blatty

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York ...

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Eleanor And Franklin

By: Joseph P. Lash

The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book AwardIn his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P.

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

By: Richard Bach

The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of ...

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1972 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. James
  4. David
  5. John
  6. Robert
  7. Jason
  8. Brian
  9. William
  10. Matthew
Top #10 female names
  1. Jennifer
  2. Michelle
  3. Lisa
  4. Kimberly
  5. Amy
  6. Angela
  7. Melissa
  8. Stephanie
  9. Heather
  10. Nicole

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