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Wednesday 16 December 1970

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Valerie Chow and Daniel Cosgrove. In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson. In UK I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds was in the top 5 hits. El Topo, directed by Alexandro Jodorowsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while Caravan To Vaccares by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Levaci.
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 ?

Timeslip

Written by: James Boswell, Ruth Boswell

Starring: Cheryl Burfield, Spencer Banks, Denis Quilley, Iris Russell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Menace

Starring: David Wood, John Wentworth, Sheila Fearn, Sheila Hancock

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Odd Couple

Written by: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall

Starring: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro

Country: United States

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Mary Tyler Moore

Written by: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns

Starring: Mary Tyler Moore, Gavin MacLeod, Edward Asner, Ted Knight

Country: United States

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UFO

Written by: Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson

Starring: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington, Ayshea Brough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Rio Lobo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill

Country: United States

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Love Story

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley

Country: United States

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Little Big Man

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George

Country: United States

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The AristoCats

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

Starring: Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway

Country: United States

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Angel Unchained

Directed by: Lee Madden

Starring: Don Stroud, Luke Askew, Larry Bishop

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 December 1970 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st successful landing on Venus (USSR)
  • New Jersey State Lottery begins sale of 50-cent tickets in a weekly lottery on a drawn 6-digit number. This is a big improvement over monthly and higher cost lotteries of New Hampshire and New York.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • The Ethiopian government declares a state of emergency in the county of Eritrea over the activities of the Eritrean Liberation Front.
  • General Secretary of the Polish Communist Party, Władysław Gomułka, resigns Edward Gierek replaces him.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U.S. Inflation -- Dec. 14, 1970
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8208
  • Life: Model with health food

Books

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

Caravan To Vaccares

By: Alistair MacLean

The classic tale of suspense set in Provence, where an English tourist investigates a series of mysterious deaths, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.From

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The Crystal Cave

By: Mary Stewart

Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions.

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Passenger To Frankfurt

By: Agatha Christie

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable

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The Secret Woman

By: Victoria Holt

With Over 100 Million Copies Sold, Victoria Holt is the Queen of Gothic Romance"I shall be back," he said"When?""Perhaps sooner than you think."He

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