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Friday November 17, 1972

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on November 17, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leonard Roberts and Aviva Drescher. In that special week of November people in US were listening to I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash. In UK Clair by Gilbert O'Sullivan was in the top 5 hits. They Only Kill Their Masters, directed by James Goldstone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while A Nation Of Strangers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Double Identity. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

They Only Kill Their Masters

Directed by: James Goldstone

Starring: James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook, Harry Guardino

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Directed by: William Sterling

Starring: Fiona Fullerton, Michael Jayston, Hywel Bennett, Michael Crawford

Country: United States

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Lady Caroline Lamb

Directed by: Robert Bolt

Starring: Sarah Miles, Jon Finch, Richard Chamberlain, John Mills

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Prison Girls

Directed by: Tom DeSimone

Starring: Jacqueline Giroux, Annik Borel, Tracy Handfuss, Maria Arnold

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Ulzana's Raid

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison, Jorge Luke, Richard Jaeckel

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Double Identity

Directed by: Dennis Dimster

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Die lieben Mitmenschen

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Dead of Night

Directed by: Dan Curtis

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Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau

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Anna and the King

Directed by: Andy Tennant

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 1972 ?

  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
  • Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Planetary positions on November 17, 1972 - Geocentric view

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

A Nation Of Strangers

By: Vance Packard

McKay, 1972, Very good., Hardcover. 368 pages. Very good in dust jacket. Light wear. Third McKay printing. [Sociology, Family, Community] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933.

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Paris Was Yesterday

By: Janet Flanner

In 1925 Flanner began her New Yorker “Letter from Paris,” from which most of the pieces in this collection are drawn.

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O Jerusalem!

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Now a major motion picture, this remarkable classic recounts, moment by moment, the spellbinding process that gave birth to the state of Israel.Collins

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Open Marriage

By: Nena and George O'Neill


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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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