Sunday, April 22, 2012

A 40-year Memory: On This Day in 1972

#1 on the music charts:

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack
In the news headlines:
Antiwar demonstrations prompted by the accelerated U.S. bombing in Southeast Asia draw somewhere between 30,000 to 60,000 marchers in New York; 30,000 to 40,000 in San Francisco; 10,000 to 12,000 in Los Angeles; and smaller gatherings in Chicago and other cities throughout the country. The new bombing campaign was in response to the North Vietnam's massive invasion of South Vietnam in March.

Apollo 16's Moon Mission. NASA astronauts John W. Young and Charles Duke collect lunar samples.
#1 Bestseller (fiction)
The Winds of War, Herman Wouk
Top TV Show for 1972:
All In The Family
In the Movies:
The Godfather
In Major League Baseball:
The Twins and Phillies both had a day off
Detroit beat Milwaukee 8-2


in Bethlehem, PA,

I married the person who even more today than then is my best friend.

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