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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 Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tightrope. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Empire.
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What the sky looked like on 20 January 1972

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Movies

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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Fritz the Cat

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Judy Engles

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

Tightrope

Directed by: Richard Tuggle

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Cadet Rousselle

Directed by: Not specifed

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Semesterferien

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

The Whiteoaks of Jalna

Ein Kessel Buntes

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 January 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • 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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Facts:
  • 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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Books

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

Message From Malaga

By: Helen MacInnes

"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under

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Eleanor And Franklin

By: Joseph P. Lash

The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book AwardIn his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P.

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Honor Thy Father

By: Gay Talese

A classic masterwork newly updatedThe electrifying true story of the rise and fall of New York's notorious Bonanno crime familyOn New York's Park Avenue on a rainy Tuesday night in October

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The Day Of The Jackal

By: Frederick Forsyth

THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The

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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

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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