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Thursday 20 January 1972

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 20, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nikki Haley and Alcides Catanho. In that special week of January people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Amar Prem, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Jennie, Volume Two by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tightrope. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Amar Prem

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

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The Cowboys

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst

Country: United States

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Eagle in a Cage

Directed by: Fielder Cook

Starring: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Billie Whitelaw, Kenneth Haigh

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Point of Terror

Directed by: Alex Nicol

Starring: Peter Carpenter, Dyanne Thorne, Lory Hansen, Leslie Simms

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Directed by: Harry Essex

Starring: Pier Angeli, Kerwin Mathews, Jeff Morrow, David Essex

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Directed by: Richard Tuggle

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Cadet Rousselle

Directed by: Not specifed

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The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

Starring: Billy Van, Julius Sumner Miller, Vincent Price, Fishka Rais

Country: Canada

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Starring: Gerhart Lippert, Anne Stegmann, Raimund Harmstorf, Günther Kieslich

The Whiteoaks of Jalna

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 January 1972 ?

  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
Famous Birthdays:
  • Nikki Haley: American accountant and politician 116th Governor of South Carolina.
  • Alcides Catanho: NFL outside linebacker (New England Patriots).
  • Tony DeVito: American wrestler and actor.
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  • Pakistan launched its Nuclear detterent program few weeks after its defeat in Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 20, 1972 - Geocentric view

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

Jennie, Volume Two

By: Ralph G. Martin

Paperback - Nonfiction Volume II of the life of Lady Randolph Churchill 1895-1921

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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

By: Dee Brown

Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that

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Beyond Freedom And Dignity

By: B. F. Skinner

In this profound and profoundly controversial work, a landmark of 20th-century thought originally published in 1971, B. F. Skinner makes his definitive statement about humankind and society.Insisting

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Bear Island

By: Alistair MacLean

Reissue of the classic tale of adventure and death on a mysterious Arctic island, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.A

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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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