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The Broadway musical Hair closed after four years. The Watergate burglars were arrested. Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev signed the Salt I Treaty in Moscow. Ceylon became the Republic of Sri Lanka. The Black September group hijacked a Lufthansa Boeing 727 over Turkey and demanded the release of three of their comrades still held for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Olympic games. Juan Peron returned to Argentina. Marlon Brando starred in The Godfather...

These are just a few of the world events that happened while you were concerned mainly with your next book report, how you were having "the worst!" bad hair day, or why that teacher just seemed to have it in for you. Yep, the world was actually going on around us.

The Citadel theme for 1972 was "We've Only Just Begun." Max Ehrmann's poem Desiderata is reprinted in the introductory pages (although with an unfortunate misprint in the first line - I had to laugh), as well as a tender poem by graduating Senior Maggie Wunsch called Goodbye. Pictures of Homecoming Queen, King and Princesses are included - I don't think I've seen that in the other books. Even Christmas gets a couple of pages! You can see the cover has a beautiful tapestry-style imprint (which looks even better if you click the picture to see it full-size). And be sure to check out the "Extras" button for the Commencement Program for 1972 graduation.


Our heartfelt thanks go out to Susan Curran '72 for loaning her 72 Citadel - another "work of love" scanned for us by Anita Donohoe '66, who continues to provide me with these wonderful treasures to share from our life in Ankara - thanks very much to both of you!

1972 - The Year In History

Top 10 Songs of 1972

1. American Pie - Don McLean
2. Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
3. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
4. Without You - Nilsson
5. Lean On Me - Bill Withers

  6. I Gotcha - Joe Tex
  7. Candy Man - Sammy Davis Jr.
  8. Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
  9. Brand New Key - Melanie
10. Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Wayne Newton

Created 5/14/05
Updated 5/15/05
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