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Monday 14 August 1972

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jay Manuel and Ed O'Bannon. 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. Super Fly, directed by Gordon Parks Jr., 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 Midnight Special. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Super Fly

Directed by: Gordon Parks Jr.

Starring: Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier

Country: United States

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Fat City

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell

Country: United States

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Deliverance

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Trinity Is STILL My Name!

Directed by: E.B. Clucher

Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Yanti Somer

Country: United States

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Le Samouraï

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Alain Delon, Nathalie Delon, Franois Prier

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Midnight Special

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

Country: United States

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Kikaida: Android of Justice

Written by: Shôtarô Ishinomori

Starring: Daisuke Ban, Jun Mizunoe, Masahiro Kamiya, Shun Ueda

Country: Japan

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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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Tegtmeiers Reisen

Starring: Jürgen von Manger

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 August 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Flag Day
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
  • United States - National Code talkers Day
  • Pakistan - Independence Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Oscar Levant: American composer, author, entertainer, pianist, film actor and radio and TV personality.
  • Pierre Brasseur: French actor, poet and playwright from an acting family famed in France since 1820.
  • Jules Romains: French author of a series of some 27 novels, "Men of Good Will," 1932-48.
Facts:
  • Bloody Sunday: British soldiers fire into crowd, kill 13
  • East German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, Russia, killing 156.
  • An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
  • An East German Ilyushin airliner crashes near East Berlin all 156 onboard perish.

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Books

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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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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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

By: Richard Bach

The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of ...

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Report To The Commissioner

By: James Mills

Book by James Mills

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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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