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Tuesday 15 February 1972

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lance Scott and Jaromir Jagr in Kladno. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson. In UK Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip was in the top 5 hits. Cabaret, directed by Bob Fosse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Naive And Sentimental Lover by John Le Carré was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Clochemerle. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Pong.
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 ?

Pardon My Genie

Written by: Bob Block

Starring: Ellis Jones, Roy Barraclough, Lynnette Erving, Joe Dunlop

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Electric Company

Starring: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

Country: United States

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The Boy from Space

Starring: Phil Cheney, Charles Collingwood, Stephen Garlick, Sylvestra Le Touzel

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Persuaders!

Starring: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Whistle Test

Starring: Bob Harris, Anne Nightingale

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 ?

Cabaret

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem

Country: United States

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Fritz the Cat

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry

Country: United States

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The Cowboys

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern

Country: United States

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Straw Dogs

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan

Country: United States

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Dirty Harry

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 February 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • John Frum Day in Vanuatu [1]
  • Gummy Bear Day in United States
  • National Day in Serbia
  • Lupercalia
  • Candlemas in Russia and other Eastern Orthodox countries
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lance Scott: NFL offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals).
  • Jaromir Jagr in Kladno: Czechoslovakia; NHL right wing (Pittsburgh Penguins, Czechoslovakia Olympics-gold-1998).
  • Jaromir Jagr: Czech professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League.
  • Anna-Jane Casey: English actress singer and dancer.
  • Jaromír Jágr: Czech ice hockey player.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes metropolitan of Imbros / Tenedos
  • Bill Torrey becomes first New York Islanders' General Manager.
  • President Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador deposed for fourth time.
  • Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra, serving as President of Ecuador for the fifth time, is overthrown by the military for the fourth time.
  • Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Child psychologist Coles. Crayon by Dennis Wheeler.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8267
  • Life: Singer Nina van Pallandt

Books

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

The Naive And Sentimental Lover

By: John Le Carré

Aldo Cassidy is the naive and sentimental lover. A successful, judicious man, he is wrenched away from the ordered certainties of his life by a sudden encounter with Shamus, a

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The Exorcist

By: William Peter Blatty

The chilling movie we could not forget . . .The Exorcist changed popular culture forever.Forty years ago, the movie that was based onWilliam Peter Blatty's runaway #1

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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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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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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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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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