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Thursday 19 October 1972

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Glen Anthony Mitchell and Marc Newfield. In that special week of October people in US were listening to My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry. In UK Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon was in the top 5 hits. Boot Hill, directed by Giuseppe Colizzi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Colditz. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Colditz

Starring: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman, Jack Hedley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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M*A*S*H

Written by: Larry Gelbart

Starring: Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, William Christopher

Country: United States

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Written by: Leslie Stevens

Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Doug McClure, Anthony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith

Country: United States

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The Midnight Special

Starring: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Country: United States

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The Lotus Eaters

Written by: Michael J. Bird

Starring: Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham, Stefan Gryff, Anthony Stamboulieh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Boot Hill

Directed by: Giuseppe Colizzi

Starring: Terence Hill, Woody Strode, Bud Spencer

Country: United States

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Ulzana's Raid

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison, Jorge Luke

Country: United States

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Last Tango in Paris

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi

Country: United States

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Directed by: Luis Bunuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur

Country: United States

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The Last House on the Left

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 October 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
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Facts:
  • Mother Earth opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 12 performances

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Books

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

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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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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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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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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

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

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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