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Monday 8 May 1972

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Darren Hayes and Guillaume Soro. In that special week of May people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Frenzy, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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Movies

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Frenzy

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey

Country: United States

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King, Queen, Knave

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: David Niven, Gina Lollobrigida, John Moulder-Brown, Mario Adorf

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Justine de Sade

Directed by: Claude Pierson

Starring: Alice Arno, Yves Arcanel, Michel Bertay, Georges Beauvilliers

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Fat City

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Candy Clark

Country: United States

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Images

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, Marcel Bozzuffi, Hugh Millais

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TV Series

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

Love Thy Neighbour

Directed by: Andy Smith

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Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

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WWF Championship Wrestling

Chelovek v prokhodnom dvore

Three on a Match

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
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Facts:
  • Sabena aircraft at Lod International airport, Tel Aviv, Israel, captured by Palestinians.
  • Vietnam War : U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announces his order to place mines in major North Vietnamese ports in order to stem the flow of weapons and other goods to that nation.
  • Four Black September terrorists hijack Sabena Flight 571. Israeli Sayeret Matkal commandos recapture the plane the following day.
  • U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the mining of Haiphong Harbor in Vietnam.

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Books

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

My Name Is Asher Lev

By: Chaim Potok

Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe.

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The Defense Never Rests

By: F. Lee Bailey

The controversial defense lawyer reviews his career, focusing on the Boston Strangler case, the Sam Sheppard vindication, and the Great Plymouth Mail Robbery.

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Wheels

By: Arthur Hailey

A story of the supercharged world of the American car industry. From the grime and crime of a Detroit assembly line, through to the top-secret design studios and executive boardrooms and

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The Blue Knight

By: Joseph Wambaugh

Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game

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

Empire

Platform: PDP 11/45 (1971), HP2000 (1973), HP3000 (1984), DOS, Commodore Amiga, Macintosh, Windows, Linux (2003)

Genre: 4X, wargame

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