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1972 Trivia compiled by Ted Yates

1972 Trivia
compiled by Ted Yates




Top movies of 1972 included The Godfather, Cabaret, Deliverance, The Poseidon Adventure, and The Candidate.



‘Keep On Truckin’ and ‘Right On’ were popular sayings in ‘72.

The van (shaggin’ wagon) craze was in full swing.



American swimmer Mark Spitz won a record seven gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany.


Arabs massacred 11 Israeli athletes at the summer Olympics. The Olympic flag flies at half-mast.


 The top TV shows of 1972 were All In The Family, Bridget Loves Bernie, Ironside, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Maude and Hawaii Five-0.



U.S President Richard Nixon wins a second term in the White House and in the year of Watergate, he also becomes the first U.S. president to visit Moscow. He spends one week there in talks with soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.


The 50's musical Grease opened on Broadway, setting the tone for a nostalgic craze that sweeps North America.


The Oakland A’s beat the Cincinnati Reds 4 games to 3 to win the World Series.

The Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup by beating the New York Rangers 4 games to 2.


The Grammy award winning record of the year was ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ by Roberta flack.


The musical ‘Hair’ ended its Broadway run after 1,742 performances.


Notable people we lost in 1972 included David Seville, Clyde McPhatter, Maurice Chevalier, Walter Winchell, Harry S. Truman and Brian Dunlevy.


Music artists who had their first hit in 1972 included America, Jackson Browne, The Eagles, Jim Croce, The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Gilbert O’Sullivan and Harry Chapin.


Entertainers born in 1972 include Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck.


Jack Nicklaus passes Arnold Palmer as golf’s richest pro.

The W.H.A. opened to compete with the N.H.L.

The Hamilton Ti-Cats won the Grey Cup beating Saskatchewan 13 - 10.



In 1972 you could buy a brand new Pontiac Parisienne for $3,945.00 or a new Volkswagen Beetle for $2, 500. Gas back then was 47 cents a gallon.


40 oz. bottles and 1.6 litre bottles of liquor were available for sale for the first time at L.C.B.O. stores in Ontario.

A case of 24 bottles of beer in Canada would cost you $4. 65.