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Monday 14 August 1972

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 14, 1972). 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. Blacula, directed by William Crain, 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 Hunt the Wumpus.
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What the sky looked like on 14 August 1972

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Movies

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

Blacula

Directed by: William Crain

Starring: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala

Country: United States

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Rivals

Directed by: Krishna Shah

Starring: Joan Hackett, Robert Klein, Scott Jacoby, Jeanne Tanzy Williams

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Grave of the Vampire

Directed by: John Hayes

Starring: William Smith, Michael Pataki, Lyn Peters, Diane Holden

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The Legend of Boggy Creek

Directed by: Charles B. Pierce

Starring: Willie E. Smith, John P. Hixon, Vern Stierman, Chuck Pierce Jr.

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Pulp

Directed by: Mike Hodges

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

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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 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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Planetary positions on this day

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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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