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Thursday 20 January 1972

1972-01-20

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Fritz the Cat, directed by Ralph Bakshi, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Fritz the Cat

Fritz the Cat

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry

Country: United States

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The Cowboys

The Cowboys

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern

Country: United States

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Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan

Country: United States

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Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon

Country: United States

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Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Mouse Factory

The Mouse Factory

Written by: Ward Kimball

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

Country: United States

Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

Starring: John Berger

Country: United Kingdom

Pardon My Genie

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

El show de Iris Chacon

Starring: Iris Chacón, Jay Santiago, Ludo Vika

Country: United States

The View from Daniel Pike

The View from Daniel Pike

Written by: Edward Boyd

Starring: Roddy McMillan, David Gallacher

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 January 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alcides Catanho: NFL outside linebacker (New England Patriots).
  • Tony DeVito: American wrestler and actor.
  • Nikki Haley: American accountant and politician 116th Governor of South Carolina.
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Facts:
  • Pakistan launched its Nuclear detterent program few weeks after its defeat in Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Roger Staubach and Bob Griese -- Jan. 17, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8263
  • Life: Dallas Cowboys Roger Staubach and Tom Landry football
  • Esquire

Books

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

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

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

The Winds Of War

By: Herman Wouk

A Masterpiece of Historical Fiction-The Great Novel of America's "Greatest Generation" Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of ...

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Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes

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

The Exorcist

By: William Peter Blatty

The chilling movie we could not forget . . .The Exorcist changed popular culture forever.Forty years ago, the movie that was based onWilliam Peter Blatty's runaway #1 bestseller—agroundbreaking story of faith and supernaturalsuspense—held audiences captive.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Empire

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

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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