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Thursday 12 November 1970

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tonya Harding and Craig Parker. In that special week of November people in US were listening to I'll Be There by Jackson 5. In UK Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendrix Experience was in the top 5 hits. When Moscow Laughs, directed by Boris Barnet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kleiner König Kalle Wirsch.
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When Moscow Laughs

Directed by: Boris Barnet

Starring: Anna Sten, Vladimir Mikhajlov, Vladimir Fogel

Country: United States

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Ryan's Daughter

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, John Mills

Country: United States

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The Phantom Tollbooth

Directed by: Chuck Jones

Starring: Butch Patrick, Hans Conried, Mel Blanc

Country: United States

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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Robert Stephens, Christopher Lee, Colin Blakely

Country: United States

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The Twelve Chairs

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Ron Moody, Frank Langella

Country: United States

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Written by: James Boswell, Ruth Boswell

Starring: Cheryl Burfield, Spencer Banks, Denis Quilley, Iris Russell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: David Wood, John Wentworth, Sheila Fearn, Sheila Hancock

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Odd Couple

Written by: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall

Starring: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro

Country: United States

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Mary Tyler Moore

Written by: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns

Starring: Mary Tyler Moore, Gavin MacLeod, Edward Asner, Ted Knight

Country: United States

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Written by: Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson

Starring: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington, Ayshea Brough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 November 1970 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
  • Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
  • National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
  • In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tonya Harding: American noted competition skater from age seven, winning her first national championship with a daring triple axel in 1991.
  • Craig Parker: New Zealand actor.
  • Donna Adamo: American professional wrestler.
  • Elektra : American wrestler model and dancer.
  • Héctor Arredondo: Mexican actor (d. 2014).
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  • 240 km/h cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die
  • Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell
  • Cleveland Cavaliers' first NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland Trail Blazers 105-103.
  • The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous ''exploding whale'' incident.
  • The 1970 Bhola cyclone makes landfall on the coast of East Pakistan becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone in history.

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

Great Lion Of God

By: Taylor Caldwell

This classic, epic novel by the acclaimed novelist Caldwell, is a fascinating, moving and spiritual story about St. Paul, and the life and times of the Jews, Romans and early Christians

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Inside The Third Reich

By: Albert Speer

Speer, the Minister of Armaments and War Production under Hitler, the man who had kept Germany armed and the war machine running even after Hitler's mystique had faded, takes a brutally

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Rich Man, Poor Man

By: Irwin Shaw

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The Wall Street Jungle

By: Richard Ney

The Wall Street Jungle [Jan 01, 1970] Ney, Richard ... B00005X4AX

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