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Thursday 17 September 1970

1970-09-17

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross. In UK Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles was in the top 5 hits. Tora! Tora! Tora!, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Martin Balsam, S Yamamura, Jason Robards

Country: United States

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Tristana

Directed by: Luis Buuel

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero

Country: United States

Kes

Directed by: Kenneth Loach

Starring: David Bradley, Brian Glover, Freddie Fletcher

Country: United States

Five Easy Pieces

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush

Country: United States

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Lovers and Other Strangers

Directed by: Cy Howard

Starring: Gig Young, Bea Arthur, Bonnie Bedelia

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Odd Couple

Written by: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall

Starring: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro

Country: United States

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NFL Monday Night Football

Starring: Frank Gifford, Al Michaels, Dan Dierdorf, Howard Cosell

Country: United States

The Young Rebels

Written by: Peter Gayle, Harve Bennett

Starring: Richard Ely, Louis Gossett Jr., Alex Henteloff, Hilary Thompson

Country: United States

Mary Tyler Moore

Written by: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns

Starring: Mary Tyler Moore, Gavin MacLeod, Edward Asner, Ted Knight

Country: United States

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Headmaster

Written by: Aaron Ruben

Starring: Andy Griffith, Jerry Van Dyke, Claudette Nevins, Parker Fennelly

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1970 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Al Fontenot: NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears).
  • Ashley Ambrose: NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts).
  • Wolfgang Kromp: Hockey forward (Team Austria 1998).
  • Mark Brunell: American football player, a quarterback for the Green Bay Packers (1993–1994), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995–2003), Washington Redskins (2004–2007), New Orleans Saints (2008–2009), and the New York Jets (2010–2011).
  • Jim Conroy: American voice actor.
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Facts:
  • Jordan launches offensive against guerrilla army
  • Jordanian King Hussein moves against PLO guerrillas
  • WSWP TV channel 9 in Grandview, WV (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Women's Wear Daily editor John Fairchild done in needlepoint by Judy McGuggart.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8195
  • Life: Angela Davis

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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