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Friday 15 May 1970

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Prince Be and Cory Philpot. In that special week of May people in US were listening to American Woman by The Guess Who. In UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits. The Ballad of Cable Hogue, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
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 ?

A Family at War

Written by: John Finch

Starring: Colin Douglas, Barbara Flynn, Leslie Nunnerley, Coral Atkins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Dekirukana

Starring: Ei Takami, Minori Matsushima, Junko Hori, Noriko Tsukase

Country: Japan

The Adventures of Parsley

Starring: Gordon Rollings

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ashita no Jô

Starring: Teruhiko Aoi, Jûkei Fujioka, Shûsei Nakamura, Masako Ebisu

Country: Japan

Die Reiter von Padola

Starring: Michael Ande, Karl-Josef Cramer, Dagmar Heller, Alexander May

Movies

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

The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner

Country: United States

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A Man Called Horse

Directed by: Elliot Silverstein

Starring: Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, Jean Gascon

Country: United States

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Colossus: The Forbin Project

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent

Country: United States

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The Sicilian Clan

Directed by: Henri Verneuil

Starring: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura

Country: United States

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Women in Love

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 May 1970 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
  • International conscientious objectors' day.
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Facts:
  • Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College
  • South-Africa excluded from Olympic play
  • Elizabeth Hoisington and Anna Mae Mays named first female US generals.
  • President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army Generals.
  • Philip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green are killed at Jackson State University by police during student protests.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1970?

  • Life: Wounded Kent State student
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cambodian Invasion -- May 11, 1970
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8177

Books

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

The French Lieutenant'S Woman

By: John Fowles

Perhaps the most beloved of John Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel.

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Great Lion Of God

By: Taylor Caldwell

This classic, epic novel by the acclaimed novelist Caldwell, is a fascinating, moving and spiritual story about St. Paul, and the life and times of the Jews, Romans and early Christians

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Up The Organization

By: Robert Townsend

Although it was first published more than thirty-five years ago, Up the Organization continues to top the lists of best business books by groups as diverse as the American Management Association,

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Calico Palace

By: Gwen Bristow

This thrilling story of the California gold rush is not about the forty-niners, the prospectors who came rushing to the San Francisco area in 1849, but about the men and women

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