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Saturday 11 April 1970

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Clair (humorist) and Delroy Pearson in Romford. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Let It Be by The Beatles. In UK Wand'rin' Star by Lee Marvin was in the top 5 hits. Colossus: The Forbin Project, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while Up The Organization by Robert Townsend was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Family at War.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Colossus: The Forbin Project

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent

Country: United States

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The Sicilian Clan

Directed by: Henri Verneuil

Starring: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura

Country: United States

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Women in Love

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson

Country: United States

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Bloody Mama

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Shelley Winters, Don Stroud, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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My Night at Maud's

Directed by: Eric Rohmer

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Franoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

A Family at War

Written by: John Finch

Starring: Colin Douglas, Barbara Flynn, Leslie Nunnerley, Coral Atkins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Ei Takami, Minori Matsushima, Junko Hori, Noriko Tsukase

Country: Japan

The Adventures of Parsley

Starring: Gordon Rollings

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ashita no Jô

Starring: Teruhiko Aoi, Jûkei Fujioka, Shûsei Nakamura, Masako Ebisu

Country: Japan

Die Reiter von Padola

Starring: Michael Ande, Karl-Josef Cramer, Dagmar Heller, Alexander May

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 April 1970 ?

  • Saint Stanislas
  • Juan Santamarfa Day, anniversary of his death in the Battle of Rivas (State holiday in Costa Rica).
  • Saint Godeberta
  • Saint Gemma of Lucca
  • The Feast Day of Martyr Antipas in the Greek Orthodox Church.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Apollo 13 launched to Moon; unable to land, returns in 6 days
  • John H O'Hara, American journalist (Pal Joey, Rage to Live), dies at age 65.
  • Apollo 13, the third manned lunar landing mission, is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise.

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

Up The Organization

By: Robert Townsend

Although it was first published more than thirty-five years ago, Up the Organization continues to top the lists of best business books by groups as diverse as the American Management Association,

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A Beggar In Jerusalem

By: Elie Wiesel

When the Six-Day War began, Elie Wiesel rushed to Israel. "I went to Jerusalem because I had to go somewhere, I had to leave the present and bring it back to

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Love And Will

By: Rollo May

"An extraordinary book on sex and civilization....An important contribution to contemporary morality."―Newsweek The heart of man's dilemma, according to Rollo May, is the failure to understand the real meaning of love

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Mary Queen Of Scots

By: Antonia Fraser

Author of Marie AntoinetteShe was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin

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