|<< - 1971|
|World Series Champions:
|Superbowl VI Champions:
Los Angeles Lakers
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
Stan Smith/Billie Jean King
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Ilie Nastase/Billie Jean King
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
Sandy Koufax was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the youngest player ever elected, at age 36.
|The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Adrienne Barbeau, Dyan Cannon, Veronica Carlson, Lynda Carter, Pam Grier, Peggy Lipton, Caroline Munro, Ingrid Pitt, Maria Schneider, Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Shelia Roscoe, Diana Ross
"Hey Mikey! He likes it!"
"The mind is a terrible thing to waste"
" It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken"
"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse"
"Nothing runs like a Deere"
"Nobody does it like Sara Lee"
|Time Magazine's Men of the Year
Laura Lea Schaefer (Bexley, OH)
Tanya Wilson (Hawaii)
On June 17,agents of the Richard Nixon (Republican) White House and the Nixon reelection campaign were arrested while breaking into the office of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which at the time was located in Washington D.C.'s Watergate Complex.
Jane Fonda visited North Vietnam, supporting the communist side of the war, earning the nickname "Hanoi Jane".
Bloody Sunday in Derry, Northern Ireland, 14 unarmed proestors and civilians were shot by British paratroopers. U2's 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' was based on this event.
While initial planning started in the 1920s, household dish cleaner 'Dawn' was released in 1972.
The 'Battle of the Sexes' was over once and for all when Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in three straight tennis sets.
HBO (Home Box Office) was launched by Time-Warner.
Chrysler brought electronic ignition to automobiles.
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg introduced her knit jersey dress style.
Clothes had a lot less static cling in 1972, thanks to the introduction of Bounce dryer sheets.
1972 was when Carnival Cruise Lines began sailing.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1972: $86,000
Singer and guitarist Chuck Berry's only number one single was a live recording of a raunchy New Orleans tune called "My Ding-a Ling."
Pong (arcade), Hacky Sacks.
Watching 'The Godfather' in theaters.
|1st appearances & 1972's Most Popular Christmas
gifts, toys and presents:
Pong, Dawn dolls, Hackey Sack, Seance Game , Nerf Football
|1972 Most Popular TV shows:
1. All in the Family (CBS)
2. Sanford and Son (NBC)
3. Hawaii Five-O (CBS)
4. Maude (CBS)
5. Bridget Loves Bernie (CBS)
6. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
7. Gunsmoke (CBS)
8. The Wonderful World of Disney (NBC)
9. Ironside (NBC)
10. Adam 12 (NBC)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1972 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1972: