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Saturday 17 January 1970

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Roenick in Boston and Darnell Walker NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. Angels and Demons, directed by Carlos Hugo Christensen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while The Collapse Of The Third Republic by William L. Shirer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Paris 7000.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Paris 7000

Starring: George Hamilton

Country: United States

Fiskal

Starring: Ugljesa Kojadinovic, Ratko Buljan, Spiro Guberina, Ljubica Jovic

Kolumbowie

Starring: Barbara Burska, Dariusz Domagala, Andrzej Jurga, Lech Adamowski

Country: Poland

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Evening at Pops

Starring: Arthur Fiedler

Country: United States

Carrascolendas

Starring: Lizanne Brazell, Mike Gomez, Agapito Leal, Dyana Ortelli

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Punch Bowl

Directed by: Helmut Weiss

Starring: Heinz Rhmann, Karin Himboldt, Hilde Sessak

Country: United States

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Topaz

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon

Country: United States

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Anne of the Thousand Days

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Starring: Richard Burton, Genevive Bujold, Irene Papas

Country: United States

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Directed by: Peter Hunt

Starring: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas

Country: United States

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The Damned

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1970 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Simon Kovar: Russian-American bassoonist (Born 1890).
  • Billy Stewart: singer ("I Do Love You"), dies in auto-accident at age 32.
Facts:
  • Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s
  • 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft.
  • AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3.
  • John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Massachusetts).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Band -- Jan. 12, 1970
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8160
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Middle Americans, Man/Woman of the Year -- Jan. 5, 1970

Books

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

The Collapse Of The Third Republic

By: William L. Shirer

On June 17, 1940 William L. Shirer stood in the streets of Paris and watched the unending flow of gray German uniforms along its boulevards.

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The Andromeda Strain

By: Michael Crichton

The United States government is given a warning by the pre-eminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to

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Fire From Heaven

By: Mary Renault

“Written with her usual vigor and imagination...Mary Renault has a great talent.”–The New York Times Book ReviewAlexander’s beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts

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Present At The Creation

By: Dean Acheson

With deft portraits of many world figures, Dean Acheson analyzes the processes of policy making, the necessity for decision, and the role of power and initiative in matters of state.

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