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Saturday 11 November 1972, Veteran's Day

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cornell Thomas and Jack Jackson. In that special week of November people in US were listening to I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash. In UK Clair by Gilbert O'Sullivan was in the top 5 hits. The Mechanic, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Aunty Jack Show. 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 ?

Colditz

Starring: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman, Jack Hedley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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

M*A*S*H

Written by: Larry Gelbart

Starring: Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, William Christopher

Country: United States

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Search

Written by: Leslie Stevens

Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Doug McClure, Anthony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith

Country: United States

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The Julie Andrews Hour

Starring: Julie Andrews

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Mechanic

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States

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1776

Directed by: Peter H. Hunt

Starring: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard

Country: United States

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The Chinese Connection

Directed by: Wei Lo

Starring: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien

Country: United States

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Solaris

Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jri Jrvet

Country: United States

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Boot Hill

Directed by: Giuseppe Colizzi

Starring: Terence Hill, Woody Strode, Bud Spencer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 November 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
  • Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
  • Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
  • Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
  • Poland - Independence Day (1918)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Berry Oakley: American bass player (The Allman Brothers Band) (d. 1972).
Facts:
  • Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time
  • US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army.
  • Vietnam War: Vietnamization : The United States Army turns over the massive Long Binh military base to South Vietnam.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Navy POW
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Shape of Peace -- Nov. 6, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8305

Books

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

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 Exorcist

By: William Peter Blatty

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York ...

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The Day Of The Jackal

By: Frederick Forsyth

THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The

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Message From Malaga

By: Helen MacInnes

"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under

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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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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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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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