|World Series Champions:
|Superbowl VI Champions:
Los Angeles Lakers
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Ilie Nastase/Billie Jean King
Stan Smith/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
Adrienne Barbeau, Dyan Cannon, Veronica Carlson, Lynda
Carter, Pam Grier, Peggy Lipton, Caroline Munro, Ingrid
Pitt, Maria Schneider, Barbra Streisand, Shelia Roscoe,
"Hey Mikey! He likes it!"
- Life cereal ad
"The mind is a terrible thing to waste"
-United Negro College Fund
" It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken"
- Frank Perdue
"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse"
- Marlon Brando, in The Godfather
"Nothing runs like a Deere"
- John Deere
"Nobody does it like Sara Lee"
- 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
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
|Best Film Oscar Winner:The
|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)
|1972 Billboard Number One Songs:
December 25, 1971 - - January 14, 1972:
Brand New Key - Melanie
January 15 - February 11:
American Pie - Don McLean
February 12 - February 18:
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
February 19 - March 17:
Without You - Nilsson
March 18 - March 24:
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
March 25 - April 14:
A Horse With No Name - America
April 15 - May 26:
The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
May 27 - June 2:
Oh Girl - Chi-Lites
June 3 - June 9:
I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
June 10 - June 30:
The Candy Man - Sammy Davis, Jr.
July 1 - July 7:
Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
July 8 - July 30:
Lean on Me - Bill Withers
July 29 - August 25:
Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O' Sullivan
August 26 - September 1:
Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
September 2 - September 15:
Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
September 16 - September 22:
Black and White - Three Dog Night
September 23 - October 13:
Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
October 14 - October 20:
Ben - Michael Jackson
October 21 - November 3:
My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry
November 4 - December 1:
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
December 2 - December 8:
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations
December 9 - December 15:
I Am Woman - Helen Reddy
December 16, 1972 - January 5, 1973:
Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul