Radio Hits of 1972

1972 Sports

*World Series Champions: Oakland Athletics
*Superbowl Champions: Dallas Cowboys
*NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
*Stanley Cup Champs: Boston Bruins
*U.S. Open Golf: Jack Nicklaus
*U.S. Tennis: Ilie Nastase/Billie Jean King
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): Stan Smith/Billie Jean King
*NCAA Football Champions: USC
*NCAA Basketball UCLA
*Kentucky Derby: Riva Ridge

Fashion Icons:

Raquel Welch, Pam Grier.

Other Facts (1972)

President Nixon makes unprecedented eight-day visit to Communist China and meets with Mao Zedong.
*Jane Fonda visited North Vietnam, supporting the communist side of the war, earning the nickname "Hanoi Jane".
*Eleven Israeli athletes at Olympic Games in Munich are killed after eight members of an Arab terrorist group invades Olympic Village; five guerrillas and one policeman are also killed.
*Time Inc. transmits HBO, the first pay cable network.
*Sandy Koufax was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the youngest player ever elected, at age 36.
*Women dominate the 1972 Grammy Awards, taking all four top categories. Carole King won Record, Album and Song of the Year, while Carly Simon takes the Best New Artist award.
*Atari introduces the arcade version of Pong, the first video game. The home version comes out in 1974.
*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.
*While initial planning started in the 1920s, household dish cleaner 'Dawn' was released in 1972.
*Clothes had a lot less static cling in 1972, thanks to the introduction of Bounce dryer sheets.
*Movies in 1972 include The Godfather, Deliverance, Cabaret, Sleuth, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.
*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."
*The 'Battle of the Sexes' was over once and for all when Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in three straight tennis sets.
*Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg introduced her knit jersey dress style.
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger
*Miss America: Laura Lea Schaefer (Bexley, OH)
*Miss USA: Tanya Wilson (Hawaii)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Pong, Dawn dolls, Hackey Sack, Seance Game , Nerf Football.
What Was On TV:
All in the Family (CBS), Sanford and Son (NBC), Hawaii Five-O (CBS), Maude (CBS), Bridget Loves Bernie (CBS), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS) , Gunsmoke (CBS), The Wonderful World of Disney (NBC), Ironside (NBC), Adam 12 (NBC).


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Sanford and Son premiered in 1972 with Redd Foxx as Fred G. Sanford, a 65-year-old widower and junk dealer living at 9114 S. Central Ave. in the Watts neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles, California, alongside Demond Wilson as his 30-year-old son, Lamont Sanford. In his youth, Fred moved to South Central Los Angeles from his hometown of St. Louis. Sanford is a sarcastic schemer whose frequent get-rich-quick ideas routinely backfire. His son Lamont longs for independence, but he loves his father too much to move out on his own and leave the trouble-prone Fred unsupervised. Though each owns an equal share in the business and though, technically, Fred is the boss, Lamont often finds himself doing all the work and having to order his father to complete tasks and duties. Fred often insults his son, usually calling him a "big dummy." Lamont also insults his father, referring to him as an "old fool." However, the two share a close bond and regularly come to each other's aid. Fred is a widower whose wife Elizabeth died some two decades before. Fred raised Lamont alone and missed Elizabeth deeply.

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