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Sunday 1 February 1970

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Malik Sealy and Vincent Rolland. In that special week of February people in US were listening to I Want You Back by The Jackson 5. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. Patton, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Die Baumwollpflücker.
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Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young

Country: United States

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Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt

Country: United States

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The Punch Bowl

Directed by: Helmut Weiss

Starring: Heinz Rhmann, Karin Himboldt, Hilde Sessak

Country: United States

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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon

Country: United States

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Directed by: Peter Hunt

Starring: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Die Baumwollpflücker

Starring: Helmut Schmid

Paris 7000

Starring: George Hamilton

Country: United States


Starring: Ugljesa Kojadinovic, Ratko Buljan, Spiro Guberina, Ljubica Jovic


Starring: Barbara Burska, Dariusz Domagala, Andrzej Jurga, Lech Adamowski

Country: Poland

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 February 1970 ?

  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
  • The start of Black History Month in the United States.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ford Frick, Earle Combs and Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame
  • West-Germany and the USSR sign gas contract
  • WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die.
  • A train collision near Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 236.

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The Selling Of The President 1968

By: Joe McGinniss

How do you "correct" a candidate's lack of humor and warmth? What is a "balanced" television panel? Exactly what does the temperature in a television studio have to do wit a

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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.With

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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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The Collapse Of The Third Republic

By: William L. Shirer

On June 17, 1940 William L. Shirer stood in the streets of Paris and watched the unending flow of gray German uniforms along its boulevards.

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