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Friday 16 June 1972

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ann Shoket and Shawnelle Scott. In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr.. In UK Vincent by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. Ben, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching El Chavo del Ocho. 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 ?

El Chavo del Ocho

Written by: Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Starring: Ramón Valdés, Florinda Meza, Carlos Villagrán, Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Country: Mexico

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The Lotus Eaters

Written by: Michael J. Bird

Starring: Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham, Stefan Gryff, Anthony Stamboulieh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Obraz uz obraz

Starring: Milena Dravic, Dragan Nikolic

Kleinstadtbahnhof

Starring: Gunther Beth

Die Abenteuer des braven Soldaten Schwejk

Starring: Fritz Muliar, Heinz Marecek, Heinz Petters, Kurt Jaggberg

Movies

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

Ben

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Lee Montgomery, Joseph Campanella, Arthur O'Connell

Country: United States

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Frenzy

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Alec McCowen

Country: United States

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Deep Throat

Directed by: Jerry Gerard

Starring: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Dolly Sharp

Country: United States

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Play It Again, Sam

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Country: United States

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Mark of the Devil

Directed by: Michael Armstrong

Starring: Herbert Lom, Udo Kier, Olivera Katarina

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 June 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement
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Facts:
  • Red Army Faction member Ulrike Meinhof is captured by police in Langenhagen.
  • The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada is inaugurated at Churchill Falls, Labrador.
  • 108 die as two passenger trains hit the debris of a collapsed railway tunnel near Soissons, France.
  • Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee.
  • The United States returns Okinawa, occupied and governed since the World War II Battle of Okinawa, to Japan.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Girl with Hula Hoop
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Kemmons Wilson -- June 12, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8284

Books

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

The Terminal Man

By: Michael Crichton

From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation. Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures.

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Eleanor And Franklin

By: Joseph P. Lash

The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book AwardIn his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P.

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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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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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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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