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Friday 17 April 1970

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tony Sacca and Roberto Sosa. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Let It Be by The Beatles. In UK Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. A Man Called Horse, directed by Elliot Silverstein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Family at War.
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TV Series

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

A Family at War

Written by: John Finch

Starring: Colin Douglas, Barbara Flynn, Leslie Nunnerley, Coral Atkins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Dekirukana

Starring: Ei Takami, Minori Matsushima, Junko Hori, Noriko Tsukase

Country: Japan

The Adventures of Parsley

Starring: Gordon Rollings

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ashita no Jô

Starring: Teruhiko Aoi, Jûkei Fujioka, Shûsei Nakamura, Masako Ebisu

Country: Japan

Die Reiter von Padola

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

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Man Called Horse

Directed by: Elliot Silverstein

Starring: Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, Jean Gascon

Country: United States

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Colossus: The Forbin Project

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent

Country: United States

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The Sicilian Clan

Directed by: Henri Verneuil

Starring: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura

Country: United States

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Women in Love

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson

Country: United States

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Bloody Mama

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Shelley Winters, Don Stroud, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1970 ?

Holidays:
  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
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Facts:
  • Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help
  • Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Zero population growth campaign button
  • Time: West German novelist Grass, author of 'Local Anaesthetic,' depicted as a dentist
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8173

Books

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

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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Ruffles And Flourishes

By: Liz Carpenter

A memoir of her service as a vice presidential aide and her White House years as Mrs. Johnson's staff director and press secretary.

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One Hundred Years Of Solitude

By: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family.

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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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