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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 Brian Gragert and Evan Pilgrim. 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. Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Midnight Special. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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Tegtmeiers Reisen

Starring: Jürgen von Manger

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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The Lotus Eaters

Written by: Michael J. Bird

Starring: Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham, Stefan Gryff, Anthony Stamboulieh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Deliverance

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty

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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Trinity Is STILL My Name!

Directed by: E.B. Clucher

Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Yanti Somer

Country: United States

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Joe Kidd

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon

Country: United States

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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:
  • Pierre Brasseur: French actor, poet and playwright from an acting family famed in France since 1820.
  • Oscar Levant: American composer, author, entertainer, pianist, film actor and radio and TV personality.
  • 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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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1972?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sargent Shriver and George McGovern -- Aug. 14, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8293
  • Life: Escape hatch for Skyjackers

Books

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

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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The Boys Of Summer

By: Roger Kahn

This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball

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The Peter Prescription

By: Laurence J. Peter

Hardcover, minor wear to dust cover, otherwise a very nice copy.

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The Winds Of War

By: Herman Wouk

Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Empire

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

Genre: 4X, wargame

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Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Empire

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

Genre: 4X, wargame

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Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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