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Sunday 17 September 1972

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Allen Williams and Darrius Johnson. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Black & White by Three Dog Night. In UK Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade was in the top 5 hits. The Last House on the Left, directed by Wes Craven, 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 George. 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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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Last House on the Left

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess

Country: United States

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Blacula

Directed by: William Crain

Starring: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas

Country: United States

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And Now for Something Completely Different

Directed by: Ian MacNaughton

Starring: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

M*A*S*H

Written by: Larry Gelbart

Starring: Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, William Christopher

Country: United States

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Search

Written by: Leslie Stevens

Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Doug McClure, Anthony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith

Country: United States

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The Julie Andrews Hour

Starring: Julie Andrews

Country: United States

The Patchwork Family

Starring: Carol Corbett, Cary Antebi, John Canemaker, Joanna Pang

Country: United States

The Midnight Special

Starring: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1972 ?

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.
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Facts:
  • M*A*S*H, premieres on NBC TV
  • BART begins passenger service in San Francisco
  • Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Quality First Golf Classic
  • Tanzania troops march in to Uganda
  • Uganda announces that there are Tanzanian troops in its territory.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Israeli olympic team before terrorist attack
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mark Spitz -- Sep. 11, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8297

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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