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Friday 14 January 1972

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Raimondas Rumsas and Michael Davis. In that special week of January people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Eagle in a Cage, directed by Fielder Cook, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tightrope. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Hunt the Wumpus.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Eagle in a Cage

Directed by: Fielder Cook

Starring: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Billie Whitelaw, Kenneth Haigh

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Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Country: United States

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Play Misty for Me

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch

Country: United States

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The Organization

Directed by: Don Medford

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Barbara McNair, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Sheree North

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Point of Terror

Directed by: Alex Nicol

Starring: Peter Carpenter, Dyanne Thorne, Lory Hansen, Leslie Simms

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Directed by: Richard Tuggle

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Cadet Rousselle

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Starring: James Laurenson, Kate Fitzpatrick

Country: Australia

Einmal im Leben - Geschichte eines Eigenheims

Starring: Antje Hagen, Fritz Lichtenhahn, Mike Henning, Günter Strack

The Amazing World of Kreskin

Starring: Kreskin, Bill Luxton

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 January 1972 ?

  • Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
  • Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
  • Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
  • New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
  • Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
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  • Sanford & Son starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV
  • WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • WMAW TV channel 14 in Meridian, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.

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

Honor Thy Father

By: Gay Talese

A classic masterwork newly updatedThe electrifying true story of the rise and fall of New York's notorious Bonanno crime familyOn New York's Park Avenue on a rainy Tuesday night in October

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The Defense Never Rests

By: F. Lee Bailey

The controversial defense lawyer reviews his career, focusing on the Boston Strangler case, the Sam Sheppard vindication, and the Great Plymouth Mail Robbery.

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Message From Malaga

By: Helen MacInnes

"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


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


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


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

Genre: 4X, wargame

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