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Wednesday 23 February 1972

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Greg Hill and Ryan Grigson. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson. In UK Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip was in the top 5 hits. Cabaret, directed by Bob Fosse, 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 I geitonia mas. 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 ?

Cabaret

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem

Country: United States

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Fritz the Cat

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry

Country: United States

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The Cowboys

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern

Country: United States

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Straw Dogs

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan

Country: United States

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Dirty Harry

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

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 23 February 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
  • Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Greg Hill: NFL running back (KC Chiefs).
  • Ryan Grigson: NFL guard / tackle (Detroit Lions).
  • Steve Papin: WLAF running back (Scotland Claymores).
  • Jamie Watson: NBA forward (Utah Jazz).
  • Pierpaolo Curti: Italian soccer player; made his debut in Fanfulla then for 1989-89 season, minor leagues, then returned to Fanfulla.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Angela Davis is released from jail. A Caruthers, California farmer, Rodger McAfee, helps her make bail.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: The Howard Hughes-Clifford Irving investigation Painting of Irving by Elmyr de Hory
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8268
  • Life: Olympic skijump winner

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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