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Friday 13 February 1970

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Valentina Gardellin and Elmer Bennett. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly & the Family Stone. In UK Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows) by Edison Lighthouse was in the top 5 hits. Au Hasard Balthazar, directed by Robert Bresson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while Present At The Creation by Dean Acheson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ein Jahr ohne Sonntag.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Au Hasard Balthazar

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, Franois Lafarge

Country: United States

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The Party at Kitty and Stud's

Directed by: Morton Lewis

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Henrietta Holm, Jodi Van Prang

Country: United States

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Zabriskie Point

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix

Country: United States

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Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young

Country: United States

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Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Ein Jahr ohne Sonntag

Starring: Götz George, Karin Baal, Niko Macoulis, Florian Halm

The Woodlanders

Starring: Felicity Kendal, David Burke, Annette Robertson, Ralph Bates

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Die Baumwollpflücker

Starring: Helmut Schmid

Paris 7000

Starring: George Hamilton

Country: United States


Starring: Ugljesa Kojadinovic, Ratko Buljan, Spiro Guberina, Ljubica Jovic

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 February 1970 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Valentina Gardellin: Italian pro basketball player and team member along with 12 other woman of the Italian National Team, winners of the European Silver Medal in Rome, 6/15/1995.
  • Elmer Bennett: American basketball player, a one-time guard for Notre Dame.
  • Vernon Patao: 141 pounds (64kg) US weightlifter (alternate-Olympics-1996).
  • Kevin Stocker: US baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies).
  • Ruben Brown: NFL guard (Buffalo Bills).
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  • NL offices begins move from Cin to SF (completed February 23)
  • Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi, India.
  • Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.
  • Black Sabbath's debut album, ''Black Sabbath'' released often regarded as the first true heavy metal album.

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

Present At The Creation

By: Dean Acheson

With deft portraits of many world figures, Dean Acheson analyzes the processes of policy making, the necessity for decision, and the role of power and initiative in matters of state.

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In This House Of Brede

By: Rumer Godden

“A novel of sensitive dedication.” —The Atlantic Monthly“Rumer Godden deals precisely with the theme of the religious life . . . as representing ‘the heart of holiness of the Church.’

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The Peter Principle

By: Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull

“The Peter Principle has cosmic implications.”—New York TimesBack in 1969, Lawrence J. Peter created a cultural phenomenon with his brilliant, outrageous, hilarious, and all-too-true treatise on business and life, The Peter

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The Seven Minutes

By: Irving Wallace

The seven minute Irving Wallace's most controversial and explo¬sive novel to date, certain to stir up national debate from the moment of its publication.

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