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Saturday 1 July 1972

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Corey Hirsch and Darrick Bledose. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond. In UK Vincent by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. Duck, You Sucker, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Savage God by A. Alvarez was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kikaida: Android of Justice. 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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TV Series

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

Kikaida: Android of Justice

Written by: Shôtarô Ishinomori

Starring: Daisuke Ban, Jun Mizunoe, Masahiro Kamiya, Shun Ueda

Country: Japan

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El Chavo del Ocho

Written by: Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Starring: Ramón Valdés, Florinda Meza, Carlos Villagrán, Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Country: Mexico

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The Lotus Eaters

Written by: Michael J. Bird

Starring: Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham, Stefan Gryff, Anthony Stamboulieh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Obraz uz obraz

Starring: Milena Dravic, Dragan Nikolic

Kleinstadtbahnhof

Starring: Gunther Beth

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Duck, You Sucker

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli

Country: United States

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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban

Country: United States

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The Candidate

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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Ben

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Lee Montgomery, Joseph Campanella, Arthur O'Connell

Country: United States

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Frenzy

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Alec McCowen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 July 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
  • Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Follies closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 524 performances
  • Hair closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 1750 performances
  • Ms. magazine begins publishing.
  • The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.

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Books

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

The Savage God

By: A. Alvarez

"To write a beautiful book about suicide . . . to transform the subject into something beautiful—this is the forbidding task that A.

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

By: Richard Bach

The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of ...

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The Terminal Man

By: Michael Crichton

From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation. Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures.

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Open Marriage

By: Nena and George O'Neill

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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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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


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