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Wednesday 10 May 1972

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emma Ridley and Rados?aw Majdan. 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. Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Wheels by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Lotus Eaters. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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 ?

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

Die Abenteuer des braven Soldaten Schwejk

Starring: Fritz Muliar, Heinz Marecek, Heinz Petters, Kurt Jaggberg

Split Second

Starring: Tom Kennedy, Jack Clark

Country: United States

Movies

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

Play It Again, Sam

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Country: United States

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Mark of the Devil

Directed by: Michael Armstrong

Starring: Herbert Lom, Udo Kier, Olivera Katarina

Country: United States

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Pink Flamingos

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce

Country: United States

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The Godfather

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan

Country: United States

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Slaughterhouse-Five

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 May 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Gordianus
  • Saint Isidore the Laborer
  • Saint John of Avila
  • Saint Job
  • Saint Quaratus and Quintus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Emma Ridley: Hanpstead, England -- Actress (Return to Oz).
  • Rados?aw Majdan: Polish footballer.
  • Farrell Duclair: Canadian Football League fullback (Calgary Stampeders).
  • Akili Johnson: NFL defensive back (Atlanta Falcons).
  • Rédoine Faïd: French-Algerian gangster, son of a Maghrebi Muslim immigrant, who was influenced by American crime films such as Scarface, Reservoir Dogs and Heat.
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Facts:
  • Overloaded South Korean bus plunges into reservoir, killing 77.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1972?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Senator George McGovern -- May 8, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8279
  • Life: Gymnast Cathy Rigby

Books

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

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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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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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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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 ?

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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Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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