Top 20 Songs From 1972

  1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Roberta Flack
  2. Alone Again (Naturally), Gilbert O'Sullivan
  3. American Pie, Don McLean
  4. Without You, Nilsson
  5. Candy Man, Sammy Davis Jr.
  6. I Gotcha, Joe Tex
  7. Lean On Me, Bill Withers
  8. Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me, Mac Davis
  9. Brand New Key, Melanie
  10. Daddy Dont You Walk So Fast, Wayne Newton
  11. Let's Stay Together, Al Green
  12. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl), Looking Glass
  13. Oh Girl, Chi-Lites
  14. Nice To Be With You, Gallery
  15. My Ding-A-Ling, Chuck Berry
  16. If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right, Luther Ingram
  17. Heart Of Gold, Neil Young
  18. Betcha By Golly, Wow, Stylistics
  19. I'll Take You There, Staple Singers
  20. Ben, Michael Jackson
Top Box Office Hits From 1972

  1. The Godfather
  2. Poseidon Adventure
  3. What's Up Doc?
  4. Deliverance
  5. Jeremiah Johnson
  6. Cabaret
  7. Clockwork Orange

Notable Facts From 1972

  • Richard Nixon is president of the US
  • President Nixon approves NASA's space shuttle, a reusable spacecraft, at a cost of $5.5 billion
  • Nixon arrives in China for an 8 day visit, which he calls a "journey for peace"
  • While campaigning for the presidency Alabama Governor George C. Wallace is shot and seriously wounded
  • Five men are arrested in the Watergate office complex in DC for breaking into the offices of the Democratic National Committee
  • Hurricane Agnes strikes the East Coast causing 117 deaths
  • First scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) os introduced for $395
  • Shaquille O'Neal, Jennifer Garner, The Rock, The Notorious B.I.G., Cameron Diaz, Eminem, and Alyssa Milano are born
  • Oakland Athletics win the World Series
  • Dallas Cowboys win Superbowl VI
  • Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup
  • The Godfather is the top grossing film
  • Pink Floyd debuts "The Dark Side of the Moon" during a performance at London's Rainbow Theater
  • "You've Got a Friend" by Carole King wins a Grammy for song of the year
  • The Price is Right premieres on CBS