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Friday 17 November 1972

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leonard Roberts and Ron Lewis. 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. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, directed by William Sterling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Paris Was Yesterday by Janet Flanner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fleksnes fataliteter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Directed by: William Sterling

Starring: Fiona Fullerton, Michael Jayston, Hywel Bennett

Country: United States

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The Mechanic

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States

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1776

Directed by: Peter H. Hunt

Starring: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard

Country: United States

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The Chinese Connection

Directed by: Wei Lo

Starring: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien

Country: United States

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Solaris

Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jri Jrvet

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Fleksnes fataliteter

Starring: Rolv Wesenlund, Aud Schønemann

Country: Norway

Majstori

Starring: Dragomir 'Gidra' Bojanic, Milivoje Tomic, Oliver Tomic, Severin Bijelic

The Aunty Jack Show

Starring: Grahame Bond, Rory O'Donoghue, Sandra McGregor, John Derum

Country: Australia

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America

Starring: Alistair Cooke

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Job nach Noten

Starring: Stefan Behrens, Jean-Pierre Zola, Reni Walther, Dieter Henkel

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • 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)
Famous Birthdays:
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in November 1972?

Life magazine

Books

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

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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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

By: Richard Bach

The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of ...

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To Serve Them All My Days

By: R.F. Delderfield

To Serve Them All My Days is the moving saga of David Powlett-Jones, who returns from World War I injured and shell-shocked.

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Fire In The Lake

By: Frances Fitzgerald

This landmark work, based on Frances FitzGerald's own research and travels, takes us inside Vietnam-into the traditional, ancestor-worshiping villages and the corrupt crowded cities, into the conflicts between Communists and anti-Communists,

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game

Empire

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

Genre: 4X, wargame

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Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game


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