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Monday 16 March 1970

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kelli James in Medford and Pall Oskar Hjalmtysson. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel. In UK Wand'rin' Star by Lee Marvin was in the top 5 hits. My Night at Maud's, directed by Eric Rohmer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Die Reiter von Padola.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Die Reiter von Padola

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

Nase malo misto

Starring: Karlo Bulic, Asja Kisic, Boris Dvornik, Mise Martinovic

Ein Jahr ohne Sonntag

Starring: Götz George, Karin Baal, Niko Macoulis, Florian Halm

The Woodlanders

Starring: Felicity Kendal, David Burke, Annette Robertson, Ralph Bates

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Die Baumwollpflücker

Starring: Helmut Schmid

Movies

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

My Night at Maud's

Directed by: Eric Rohmer

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Franoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault

Country: United States

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Fellini Satyricon

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born

Country: United States

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Airport

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy

Country: United States

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Au Hasard Balthazar

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, Franois Lafarge

Country: United States

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The Party at Kitty and Stud's

Directed by: Morton Lewis

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Henrietta Holm, Jodi Van Prang

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 March 1970 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kelli James in Medford: New Jersey, USA; field hockey forward (Olympics-1996).
  • Pall Oskar Hjalmtysson: Icelandic singer, songwriter and disc jockey.
  • Youri Gilg: French alpine skier (freeride, mogul skiing) of Polish descent, he participated in the 1998 olympics Albertville 1992 (with Grospiron) before becoming a protestant priest (adventist).
  • Curt Schmidt: American baseball player, a pitcher for the Montreal Expos.
  • Alex Lee: Guitarist.
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Facts:
  • New English Bible published
  • WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • The complete New English Bible is published.

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  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Heroine Hits the Young -- Mar. 16, 1970
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8169
  • Life: Hemlines in fashion

Books

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

The Selling Of The President 1968

By: Joe McGinniss

How do you "correct" a candidate's lack of humor and warmth? What is a "balanced" television panel? Exactly what does the temperature in a television studio have to do wit a

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Mary Queen Of Scots

By: Antonia Fraser

Author of Marie AntoinetteShe was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin

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The House On The Strand

By: Daphne du Maurier

In this haunting tale, Daphne du Maurier takes a fresh approach to time travel. A secret experimental concoction, once imbibed, allows you to return to the fourteenth century.

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A Beggar In Jerusalem

By: Elie Wiesel

When the Six-Day War began, Elie Wiesel rushed to Israel. "I went to Jerusalem because I had to go somewhere, I had to leave the present and bring it back to

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