Copyright 2003 Athens Combined Class of 1973 Reunion
do you remember 1972...
US No.1 SINGLES IN 1972
AMERICAN PIE Don McClean (4 weeks at No.1); LETS STAY TOGETHER Al Green
WITHOUT YOU Nilsson
HEART OF GOLD Neil Young
HORSE WITH NO NAME America
THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE Roberta Flack
OH GIRL Chi-Lites
I'LL TAKE YOU THERE Staple Singers
CANDY MAN Sammy Davis Jr.
SONG SUNG BLUE Neil Diamond
LEAN ON ME Bill Withers
ALONE AGAIN (NATURALLY) Gilbert O'Sullivan
BRANDY (YOU'RE A FINE GIRL) Looking Glass BLACK AND WHITE Three Dog Night
BABY DON'T GET HOOKED ON ME Mac Davis
BEN Michael Jackson
MY DING-A-LING Chuck Berry
I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW Johnny Nash
PAPA WAS A ROLLIN' STONE Temptations
I AM A WOMAN Helen Reddy
ME AND MRS JONES Billy Paul
NEWS HEADLINES IN 1972
British paratroopers open fire at a civil rights march in Londonderry killing 13 people on what is known as Bloody Sunday . . . The luxury liner Queen Elizabeth catches fire in Hong Kong harbour . . . Bangladesh is established as an independent state . . . Ireland, Britain and Denmark become full members of the European community . . . US President Richard Nixon visits China . . . Joe Frazier retains the Heavyweight title . . . Britain is gripped by a fuel crisis causing widespread power cuts . . . Bobby Fischer becomes America's first world chess champion after beating Russian Boris Spassky . . . Arab terrorists kill 11 Israeli Athletes at the Munich Olympics . . . The Apollo moon program comes to a close with the splashdown in the Pacific Ocean of Apollo 17 . . . Mark Spitz wins 7 gold medals in Munich . . . The Moog synthesizer is patented . . . The 16 survivors of a plane crash in the Andes admit resorting to cannibalism in order to survive . . . Electronics giant Phillips market the first home video recorder . . . BIG FILMS IN 1972: The Godfather . . . Cabaret . . . Frenzy . . . The French Connection . . . GOODBYE TO: Maurice Chevalier, French actor and singer . . . J Edgar Hoover, US founder of the FBI . . . Sir Francis Chichester, British yachtsman . . . Igor Sikorsky, Russian aviator.