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Wednesday 8 March 1972

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pat Riley and Craig Johnson in Saint Paul. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson. Slaughterhouse-Five, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Top à.... If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Slaughterhouse-Five

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche

Country: United States

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The Godfather

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan

Country: United States

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Tokyo Story

Directed by: Yasujir Ozu

Starring: Chish Ry, Chieko Higashiyama, S Yamamura

Country: United States

Frogs

Directed by: George McCowan

Starring: Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark

Country: United States

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Silent Running

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

Starring: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Magic Garden

Starring: Cary Antebi, Carole Demas, Paula Janis

Country: United States

The Mouse Factory

Written by: Ward Kimball

Starring: Johnny Brown, Jim Backus, Wally Cox, Annette Funicello

Country: United States

Ways of Seeing

Starring: John Berger

Country: United Kingdom

Pardon My Genie

Written by: Bob Block

Starring: Ellis Jones, Roy Barraclough, Lynnette Erving, Joe Dunlop

Country: United Kingdom

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El show de Iris Chacon

Starring: Iris Chacón, Jay Santiago, Ludo Vika

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 March 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Philemon (d. 305)
  • Albania, Romania - Mother's Day.
  • Catholicism Saint John of God.
  • Hudson's Birthday - The Second Coming Of Christmas.
  • Saint Humfried of Terwaan
Famous Birthdays:
  • Pat Riley: NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks).
  • Craig Johnson in Saint Paul: Minnesota, USA; NHL left wing (Los Angeles Kings/Olympics-1994).
  • Takuro Abe: WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals).
  • Nicolas Fargues: French novelist, who had various jobs in journalism, libraries and publishing before achieving his first major public and critical success with "One Man Show" published in 2002.
  • Ramona Rizzo: Reality Star.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1st airship flown over Britain in 20 years (Europa)
  • 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: A stylization of the Chinese character for friendship
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8270
  • Life: Mao Tsetung

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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