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Tuesday May 16, 1972

US date format: 5/16/1972, UK date format: 16/5/1972

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christian Califano and Derek Mears. In that special week of May people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Chato's Land, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Thy Neighbour. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Chato's Land

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland

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Baron Blood

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer, Massimo Girotti, Luciano Pigozzi

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Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Charlton Heston, James Brolin, Yvette Mimieux, Claude Akins

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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey

Country: United States

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King, Queen, Knave

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: David Niven, Gina Lollobrigida, John Moulder-Brown, Mario Adorf

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TV Series

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

Love Thy Neighbour

Directed by: Andy Smith

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Number 96

Directed by: Peter Bernardos

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Siete piezas cortas

Set of 6

WWF Championship Wrestling

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1972 ?

  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jane Blalock wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationale.
  • The first financial derivatives exchange, the International Monetary Market (IMM), opens on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1972 - Geocentric view

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

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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Monday The Rabbi Took Off

By: Harry Kemelman

A bomb plot draws Rabbi Small into international intrigue while he’s vacationing in the Holy Land in this New York Times–bestselling novel David Small has spent 6 years as the rabbi of

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The Friends Of Eddie Coyle

By: George V. Higgins

The classic novel from "America's best crime novelist" (Time), with a new introduction by Dennis LehaneGeorge V. Higgins's seminal crime novel is a down-and-dirty tale of thieves, mobsters, and cops on

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The Blue Knight

By: Joseph Wambaugh

Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.



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

Genre: 4X, wargame

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