All of my favorites had career years back in 1972...
Bobby Orr led the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup Championship
Ric Flair was beginning his career under the tutelage of the best in the business (not a single McMahon was involved!)
Aquaman was under the penmanship of Steve Skeates and drawn by his quintessential artist (whether he likes it or not) Jim Aparo
Emerson Fittipaldi becomes the Formula One champion also becoming the first Brazilian to do so and the youngest ever as well! Épa, Emerson! Força, rapaz!
Eusébio led Benfica to one of their six championships of the decade as well as leading them to the Portuguese Cup in their jam-packed Estádio Da Luz! Viva O Eusébio! Viva O Benfica! Viva Portugal!
Luis Figo, Jason Varitek, Mariusz Czerkawski, Shaquille O'Neal, Dave Roberts, Manny Ramirez, Jennifer Garner, Poppy Montgomery, Cameron Diaz, Ben Affleck, Claudia Black, Maria de Lurdes Mutola, Joey McIntyre were all born in 1972. (Hey - being born is quite the achievement already believe me on that! But literally all of the above would do something nice, decades later - so double kudos for being born, folks!)
Carl Yastrzemski did wonders in his attempts to lift the Curse that still plagued the Boston Red Sox back then... A+ for the effort!
Elizabeth Montgomery ended her Bewitched run in grand style (despite Dick York being absent and Dick Sargent being present) Glad that the witchery and nose-twitching ended, though... Also glad not to have to see Agnes Moorehead and her sewing circle anymore... But I was young and innocent back then: what's sewing, anyway?
The Boston Celtics and the New England Patriots held their own in the NBA & NFL - one after basically ruling it for over a decade and the other after recently joining it (that would be the Pats joining the NFL, yeah)
Louis De Funès, Gilles Latulippe and Fernandel made me laugh so much (residual income was terrific too for, at least, two out of three for the rest of their natural lives!)
Patof battled it out -so amusingly- with new nemesis Monsieur Tranquille - and it is the latter that would prevail... In retrospect, it is a good thing. A very good thing indeed.
My favorite silver screen stars & heroes ruled Tinseltown: Charlton Heston, Ron Ely, Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Roy Thinnes, Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Patrick MacNee - or they were on TV a lot!
My favorite dames were the talk of the town: Diana Rigg, Tina Turner, Lee Remick, Tuesday Weld, Maggie Smith, Raquel Welch, Amalia Rodrigues, Susannah York, Kay Kendall
Others, I was seeing in action on a weekly basis if not a daily one - and it would soon become too much! I wouldn't have been able to realize it back then, but it would be a blessed day indeed when I would no longer watch in action the likes of Craig Sterling, Richard & Sharon, the Time Tunnel duo, Land of the Giants clique or even the Robinsons in space! It was a simple case of "enough already"...
Musically-wise now... Vicky Leandros won the Eurovision Song Contest for Luxembourg with the hit song *Après Toi* (music by Klaus Munro & Mario Panas lyrics by Klaus Munro & Yves Dessca)
Several bands were doing interesting things, such as The Who, the now-grungy-looking Beatles and many, many more - but I was simply too young to appreciate...! I would discover it all much later on... (And it shall be the subjects of many posts here, on the Saudades Blog!)
And Vangelis with fellow countryman Demis Roussos were a band singing such great material as this right here:
APHRODITE'S CHILD - THE FOUR HORSEMEN
Tell me now, tell me then what was not to like back then? What was not to like about being a kid back when it was only nineteen seventy-two? ;-)
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