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Tuesday 20 January 1970

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anita St Rose and Terry Kirby NFL running back (Miami Dolphins. 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. MASH, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while The Gang That Couldn'T Shoot Straight by Jimmy Breslin 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 months ?

MASH

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt

Country: United States

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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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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 20 January 1970 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
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Facts:
  • Super Fight, computer mock championship between Muhammed Ali and Marciano.
  • 20th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia.
  • The Greater London Council announces its plans for the Thames Barrier at Woolwich to prevent flooding (the barrier opens in 1981).
  • Five lifeboatmen are killed when a Fraserburgh, Scotland vessel, ''The Duchess of Kent'', capsizes.
  • Pan American Airways offers the first commercially scheduled 747 service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Najeeb Halaby -- Jan. 19, 1970
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8161
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Band -- Jan. 12, 1970

Books

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

The Gang That Couldn'T Shoot Straight

By: Jimmy Breslin

It was a big bestseller when it was originally published in 1969. It became a major motion picture that provided Robert DeNiro with his first film role.

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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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In This House Of Brede

By: Rumer Godden

“A novel of sensitive dedication.” —The Atlantic Monthly“Rumer Godden deals precisely with the theme of the religious life . . . as representing ‘the heart of holiness of the Church.’

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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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