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Wednesday 16 August 1972

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emily Robison and George Stroumboulopoulos. 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 Report To The Commissioner by James Mills was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The David Steinberg Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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What the sky looked like on 16 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 16 August 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Facts:
  • 54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills, Michigan
  • Philip Potter appointed Secretary General of World council of Churches
  • In an unsuccessful coup d'etat attempt, the Royal Moroccan Air Force fires upon Hassan II of Morocco's plane while he is traveling back to Rabat.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1972 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Report To The Commissioner

By: James Mills

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A Portion For Foxes

By: Jane McIlvaine McClary

Romance. Classical

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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 Summer Game

By: Roger Angell

A classic collection of early sportswriting by renowned reporter Roger AngellAcclaimed New Yorker writer Roger Angell’s first book on baseball, The Summer Game, originally published in 1972, is a stunning collection

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game

Pong

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Empire

Empire

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

Genre: 4X, wargame


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