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Sunday 8 October 1972

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dede Demet and Jared Kaaiohelo. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis. In UK Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon was in the top 5 hits. Last Tango in Paris, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Super Lawyers by Joseph C. Goulden was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Izdanci iz opaljenog grma. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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TV Series

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Izdanci iz opaljenog grma

Starring: Slavko Simic, Marija Sabo, Jovan-Burdus Janicijevic, Voja Miric

La révolte des Haîdouks

Starring: Florin Piersic, Marga Barbu, Aimee Iacobescu, Colea Rautu

Country: Romania

Algebra um acht

Starring: Günther Schramm, Dieter Borsche

The Long Chase

Written by: Gerard Glaister

Starring: Glyn Houston, Simon Fisher-Turner, Jan Francis, Brian Peck

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Starring: Jack Mullaney, Trudy Young, Erna Sellmer, Volker Stewart

Country: Switzerland

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Last Tango in Paris

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi

Country: United States

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Directed by: Luis Bunuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur

Country: United States

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The Last House on the Left

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess

Country: United States

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Directed by: William Crain

Starring: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas

Country: United States

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And Now for Something Completely Different

Directed by: Ian MacNaughton

Starring: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1972 ?

  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
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  • From Israel with Love closes at Palace Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
  • Lerrin LaGrow Campy, who had been hit by a pitch, is fined and suspended
  • R. Sargent Shriver is chosen to replace Thomas Eagleton as the U.S. vice-presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.

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Sport Games on 8 October 1972

American Football
  • Chicago Bears - Green Bay Packers : 17 - 20
  • Denver Broncos - Cincinnati Bengals : 10 - 21
  • Detroit Lions - Atlanta Falcons : 26 - 23
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Cleveland Browns : 31 - 7
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1972?

  • Life: Dallas Cowboys tackle Bob Lilly football
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nixon and McGovern -- Oct. 2, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8300


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

The Super Lawyers

By: Joseph C. Goulden

The Super-Lawyers

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I Come As A Thief

By: Louis Auchincloss

This is a story of guilt and expiation by one of the modern American masters of the novel. The time is right now and the place is Manhattan, with an

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I'M O.K.- You'Re O.K.

By: Thomas Harris

Hello, First printing/1973, This book is in nice condition, fresh, clean pages, no writing or marks inside this book. All pages are attached, no missing pages, no rips or tears.

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Open Marriage

By: Nena and George O'Neill


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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


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


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


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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