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Sunday 17 May 1970

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stefania Croce in Bergamo and Alan Wetmore. In that special week of May people in US were listening to American Woman by The Guess Who. In UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits. The Ballad of Cable Hogue, directed by Sam Peckinpah, 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.
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TV Series

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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 months ?

The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1970 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Golf Tournament.
  • Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits.
  • Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II to sail the Atlantic Ocean.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Wounded Kent State student
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cambodian Invasion -- May 11, 1970
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8177

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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Mr. Sammlers Planet

By: Saul Bellow

“An enduring testament and prophecy.” –Chicago Sun-Times Mr. Artur Sammler, Holocaust survivor, intellectual, and occasional lecturer at Columbia University in 1960s New York City, is a “registrar of madness,” a refined

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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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Travels With My Aunt

By: Graham Greene

"I met Aunt Augusta for the first time at my mother's funeral..." Described by Graham Greene as "the only book I have written just for the fun of it," Travels with My

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