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Sunday 13 August 1972

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anthony Backman and John Safran. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. In UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits. Pulp, directed by Mike Hodges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The David Steinberg Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Pulp

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Starring: Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander, Lizabeth Scott

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Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Directed by: Gene Saks

Starring: Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman, Paula Prentiss, Renée Taylor

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Stigma

Directed by: David E. Durston

Starring: Philip Michael Thomas, Harlan Cary Poe, Josie Johnson, Peter Clune

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Pope Joan

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Liv Ullmann, Jeremy Kemp, Natasa Nicolescu, Sharon Winter

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Bluebeard

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Richard Burton, Raquel Welch, Virna Lisi, Nathalie Delon

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TV Series

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

The David Steinberg Show

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Greenwich Village

Directed by: Laura Archibald|

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The Midnight Special

Starring: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 August 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • George Wiess: General Manager (New York Yankees), dies at 78.
Facts:
  • Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th and last Bonanza
  • Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic

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Books

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

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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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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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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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

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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