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Thursday 8 January 1970

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jon Klemm and Rachel Friend. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. Angels and Demons, directed by Carlos Hugo Christensen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kolumbowie.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Anne of the Thousand Days

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Starring: Richard Burton, Genevive Bujold, Irene Papas

Country: United States

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The Damned

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem

Country: United States

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TV Series

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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

Les shadoks - Deuxième série

Starring: Claude Piéplu

Country: France

La gata

Starring: Eduardo Alcaraz, Carlos Becerril, Héctor Bonilla, Fernando Borges

Country: Mexico

Beppes godnattstund

Starring: Beppe Wolgers

Country: Sweden

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 January 1970 ?

  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jani Christou: Composer, dies on 44th birthday.
  • Georges Guibourg: French singer, author, songwriter, playwright, and actor, alias Georgius, alias Theodore Crapulet, who was one of the most popular and versatile performers in Paris for more than 50 years.

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Great Lion Of God

By: Taylor Caldwell

This classic, epic novel by the acclaimed novelist Caldwell, is a fascinating, moving and spiritual story about St. Paul, and the life and times of the Jews, Romans and early Christians

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The Andromeda Strain

By: Michael Crichton

The United States government is given a warning by the pre-eminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to

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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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The Peter Principle

By: Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull

“The Peter Principle has cosmic implications.”—New York TimesBack in 1969, Lawrence J. Peter created a cultural phenomenon with his brilliant, outrageous, hilarious, and all-too-true treatise on business and life, The Peter

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