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Thursday 3 August 1972

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alain Bolduc and Jeff Nygaard. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tegtmeiers Reisen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Louise Lasser

Country: United States

Super Fly

Directed by: Gordon Parks Jr.

Starring: Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier

Country: United States

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Early Summer

Directed by: Yasujir Ozu

Starring: Setsuko Hara, Chish Ry, Chikage Awashima

Country: United States

Behind the Green Door

Directed by: Artie J. Mitchell

Starring: Marilyn Chambers, George S. McDonald, Johnnie Keyes

Country: United States

Deliverance

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Tegtmeiers Reisen

Starring: Jürgen von Manger

Kikaida: Android of Justice

Written by: Shôtarô Ishinomori

Starring: Daisuke Ban, Jun Mizunoe, Masahiro Kamiya, Shun Ueda

Country: Japan

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El Chavo del Ocho

Written by: Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Starring: Ramón Valdés, Florinda Meza, Carlos Villagrán, Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Country: Mexico

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The Lotus Eaters

Written by: Michael J. Bird

Starring: Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham, Stefan Gryff, Anthony Stamboulieh

Country: United Kingdom

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Obraz uz obraz

Starring: Milena Dravic, Dragan Nikolic

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 August 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Gamaliel
  • Equatorial Guinea - Armed Forces Day
  • St. Nicodemus
  • Niger - Independence Day
  • St. Walthen
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alain Bolduc: Montreal, Quebec -- Yachter (1996 Olympics).
  • Jeff Nygaard: Madison, Wisconsin -- Volleyball middle blocker (1996 Olympics).
  • John Lilley: Wakefield, Massachusetts -- US hockey forward (1994 Olympics).
  • Sandis Ozolinsh: Riga, Latvia -- NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche).
  • Travis Hall: Defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons).
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Facts:
  • British Premier Heath proclaims emergency crisis due to harbor strike
  • Chozen-ji / International Zen Dojo founded by Omori Sogen Roshi, in Hawaii
  • The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1972?

  • Esquire
  • Playboy
  • Time: Chess match between Russian Boris Spassky and American Bobby Fischer

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Day Of The Jackal

By: Frederick Forsyth

THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The

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The Winds Of War

By: Herman Wouk

Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and ...

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Message From Malaga

By: Helen MacInnes

"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under

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The Exorcist

By: William Peter Blatty

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Empire

Platform: PDP 11/45 (1971), HP2000 (1973), HP3000 (1984), DOS, Commodore Amiga, Macintosh, Windows, Linux (2003)

Genre: 4X, wargame

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Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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