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Monday 16 March 1970

1970-03-16

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel. In UK Wand'rin' Star by Lee Marvin was in the top 5 hits. My Night at Maud's, directed by Eric Rohmer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

My Night at Maud's

Directed by: Eric Rohmer

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Franoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault

Country: United States

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Fellini Satyricon

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born

Country: United States

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Airport

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy

Country: United States

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Au Hasard Balthazar

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, Franois Lafarge

Country: United States

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The Party at Kitty and Stud's

Directed by: Morton Lewis

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Henrietta Holm, Jodi Van Prang

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Woodlanders

Starring: Felicity Kendal, David Burke, Annette Robertson, Ralph Bates

Country: United Kingdom

Paris 7000

Starring: George Hamilton

Country: United States

Evening at Pops

Starring: Arthur Fiedler

Country: United States

Crime of Passion

Written by: Ted Willis

Starring: Daniel Moynihan, Anthony Newlands, John Phillips

Country: United Kingdom

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Carrascolendas

Starring: Lizanne Brazell, Mike Gomez, Agapito Leal, Dyana Ortelli

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 March 1970 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Curt Schmidt: American baseball player, a pitcher for the Montreal Expos.
  • Kelli James in Medford: New Jersey, USA; field hockey forward (Olympics-1996).
  • Youri Gilg: French alpine skier (freeride, mogul skiing) of Polish descent, he participated in the 1998 olympics Albertville 1992 (with Grospiron) before becoming a protestant priest (adventist).
  • Pall Oskar Hjalmtysson: Icelandic singer, songwriter and disc jockey.
  • Alex Lee: Guitarist.
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Facts:
  • New English Bible published
  • WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • The complete New English Bible is published.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in March 1970?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Heroine Hits the Young -- Mar. 16, 1970
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8169
  • Life: Hemlines in fashion

Books

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

The House On The Strand

By: Daphne du Maurier

In this haunting tale, Daphne du Maurier takes a fresh approach to time travel. A secret experimental concoction, once imbibed, allows you to return to the fourteenth century.

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The French Lieutenant'S Woman

By: John Fowles

Perhaps the most beloved of John Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel.

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In This House Of Brede

By: Rumer Godden

“A novel of sensitive dedication.” —The Atlantic Monthly“Rumer Godden deals precisely with the theme of the religious life . . . as representing ‘the heart of holiness of the Church.’

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Puppet On A Chain

By: Alistair MacLean

From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time classic. Paul Sherman of Interpol's Narcotics Bureau flies to Amsterdam on the trail of a dope king.

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