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Saturday 20 May 1972

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael Cox in Hannibal and Christophe Dominici. In that special week of May people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Lotus Eaters. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
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TV Series

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

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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Split Second

Starring: Tom Kennedy, Jack Clark

Country: United States

The Magic Garden

Starring: Cary Antebi, Carole Demas, Paula Janis

Country: United States

The Mouse Factory

Written by: Ward Kimball

Starring: Johnny Brown, Jim Backus, Wally Cox, Annette Funicello

Country: United States

Ways of Seeing

Starring: John Berger

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Play It Again, Sam

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Country: United States

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Mark of the Devil

Directed by: Michael Armstrong

Starring: Herbert Lom, Udo Kier, Olivera Katarina

Country: United States

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Pink Flamingos

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce

Country: United States

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The Godfather

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan

Country: United States

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Slaughterhouse-Five

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 May 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michael Cox in Hannibal: Missouri, USA; 1.5km runner.
  • Christophe Dominici: French rugby player, a member of the French rugby team 1999, playing as wing.
  • Busta Rhymes: American rap artist, Rhymes formed Leaders of the New School in 1990 and released two albums with the group before releasing his 1996 solo hit single, "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check.
  • Tina Hobley: British television actress.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Different Times closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • Hard Job Being God closes at Edison Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 5th ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat the New York Nets, 4 games to 2
  • Cameroon adopts its constitution
  • Republic of Cameroon declared as constitution is ratified.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: The Population Riddle Baby
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Vo Nguyen Giap -- May 15, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8280

Books

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

The Winds Of War

By: Herman Wouk

Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and ...

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The Exorcist

By: William Peter Blatty

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York ...

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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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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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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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Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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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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