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Wednesday May 10, 1972

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 10, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lisa Linde and Rédoine Faïd. 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 Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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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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Directed by: Robert Altman

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

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Love Thy Neighbour

Directed by: Andy Smith

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Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

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Historical Events

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  • Saint Gordianus
  • Saint Isidore the Laborer
  • Saint John of Avila
  • Saint Job
  • Saint Quaratus and Quintus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lisa Linde
  • 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.
  • Farrell Duclair: Canadian Football League fullback (Calgary Stampeders).
  • Emma Ridley: Hanpstead, England -- Actress (Return to Oz).
  • Radosław Majdan: Polish footballer.
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  • Overloaded South Korean bus plunges into reservoir, killing 77.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

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Eleanor And Franklin

By: Joseph P. Lash

The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book AwardIn his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P.

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The Boys Of Summer

By: Roger Kahn

This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball

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The Winds Of War

By: Herman Wouk

Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and ...

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.



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

Genre: 4X, wargame

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