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Monday 12 June 1972

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sophie Lawrence and Inger Miller. In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr.. In UK Vincent by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. The Groundstar Conspiracy, directed by Lamont Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok 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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Movies

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The Groundstar Conspiracy

Directed by: Lamont Johnson

Starring: George Peppard, Michael Sarrazin, Christine Belford, Cliff Potts

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Ben

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Lee Montgomery, Joseph Campanella, Arthur O'Connell, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States

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Boxcar Bertha

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey

Country: United States

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Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeff Gillen, Anya Ormsby

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Virgin Witch

Directed by: Ray Austin

Starring: Ann Michelle, Vicki Michelle, Keith Buckley, Patricia Haines

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TV Series

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

Love Thy Neighbour

Directed by: Andy Smith

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El Chavo del Ocho

Written by: Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Starring: Ramón Valdés, Florinda Meza, Carlos Villagrán, Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Country: Mexico

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The Corner Bar

Axiomatikos ypiresias

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Blessed Ternan, bishop, confessor [ GTZ: Scotland]
  • Blessed John of Sahagun, hermit, confessor
  • Roman Empire ? sixth day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
  • Philippines ? Araw ng Kalayaan (Independence Day) 1898
  • Russian Federation ? Russia Day (Independence Day) 1990
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sophie Lawrence: British actress, seen in the TV soap "Eastenders" in 1988-1991, when she left the series to pursue an acting career.
  • Inger Miller: Los Angeles, California -- 100m runner.
  • Scott Dawes: Australian baseball catcher (1996 Olympics).
  • Nathalie Baudone: Rocurt, Belgium -- Tennis star (3rd round 1995 US Open).
  • Bounty Killer: Jamaican rapper and DJ (The Alliance).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Saul David Alinsky: radical writer (John L Lewis), dies at age 63.
  • Edmund Wilson: American critic and essayist recognized as one of the leading literary journalists of his time.
Facts:
  • George P. Shultz begins term as 60th Treasury Secretary of the US.

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Books

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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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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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O Jerusalem!

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Now a major motion picture, this remarkable classic recounts, moment by moment, the spellbinding process that gave birth to the state of Israel.Collins

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The Terminal Man

By: Michael Crichton

From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation. Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game

Empire

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

Genre: 4X, wargame

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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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