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Sunday 13 August 1972

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 13, 1972). 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 George S. Kaufman by Howard Teichmann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The David Steinberg Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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What the sky looked like on 13 August 1972

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


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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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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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 ?

  • 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
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Famous Deaths:
  • George Wiess: General Manager (New York Yankees), dies at 78.
  • Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th and last Bonanza
  • Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 13, 1972 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1972 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  2. Looking Glass - Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)
  3. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right - Luther Ingram
  4. Wayne Newton - Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
  5. Where Is The Love - Roberta Flack
  6. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) - The Hollies
  7. Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You
  8. Too Late To Turn Back Now - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose
  9. How Do You Do? - Mouth and MacNeal
  10. Alice Cooper - School's Out
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You
  2. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right - Luther Ingram
  3. Joe Simon - Power Of Love
  4. Pop That Thang - The Isley Brothers
  5. Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose - Too Late To Turn Back Now
  6. Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Where Is The Love
  7. The O'Jays - Back Stabbers
  8. Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) - Detroit Emeralds
  9. I Miss You (Part I) - Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes
  10. Jackson 5 - Lookin' Through The Windows
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Alice Cooper - School's Out
  2. Seaside Shuffle - Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs
  3. Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
  4. Hawkwind - Silver Machine
  5. You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart


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

George S. Kaufman

By: Howard Teichmann

George S. Kaufman;: An intimate portrait

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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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Captains And The Kings

By: Taylor Caldwell

When Joseph Armagh first saw America in the early 1850s, he was a twelve-year-old Irish immigrant - a penniless orphan cast upon a hostile shore to make a home for himself.

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Open Marriage

By: Nena and George O'Neill


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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.



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

Genre: 4X, wargame

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