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Sunday 16 January 1972

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lee McIntyre in Peak Hill and Desiree Leipham in Spokane. 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. The Cowboys, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Jennie, Volume Two by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Boney. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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 30 days ?

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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Harold and Maude

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles

Country: United States

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A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 January 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand
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Facts:
  • Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans; Most Valuable Player: Roger Staubach, Quarterback.
  • Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ.

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Sport Games on 16 January 1972

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  • Miami Dolphins - Dallas Cowboys : 3 - 24
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Dallas Cowboys Roger Staubach and Tom Landry football
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: I.R.A. Fighter -- Jan. 10, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8262

Books

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

Jennie, Volume Two

By: Ralph G. Martin

sold as is

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Tracy And Hepburn

By: Garson Kanin

The following pages contain a record of friendship set down in the random way it was lived. I want to share my vision of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, individually and

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Wunnerful, Wunnerful!

By: Lawrence Welk with Bernice McGeehan

music, band

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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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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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Empire

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

Genre: 4X, wargame

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Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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