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Wednesday 20 September 1972

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jenny Morris and Vance Joseph. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis. In UK Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade was in the top 5 hits. The Last House on the Left, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Algebra um acht. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Algebra um acht

Starring: Günther Schramm, Dieter Borsche

The Long Chase

Written by: Gerard Glaister

Starring: Glyn Houston, Simon Fisher-Turner, Jan Francis, Brian Peck

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

George

Starring: Jack Mullaney, Trudy Young, Erna Sellmer, Volker Stewart

Country: Switzerland

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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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The Julie Andrews Hour

Starring: Julie Andrews

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Last House on the Left

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess

Country: United States

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Blacula

Directed by: William Crain

Starring: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas

Country: United States

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And Now for Something Completely Different

Directed by: Ian MacNaughton

Starring: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman

Country: United States

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Super Fly

Directed by: Gordon Parks Jr.

Starring: Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier

Country: United States

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Deliverance

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 September 1972 ?

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Famous Deaths:
  • Pierre-Henri Simon: French intellectual, literary historian, essayist, novelist, poet and literary critic.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Murder at the Olympics -- Sep. 18, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8298
  • Life: Israeli olympic team before terrorist attack

Books

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

The Peter Prescription

By: Laurence J. Peter

Hardcover, minor wear to dust cover, otherwise a very nice copy.

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Open Marriage

By: Nena and George O'Neill

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The Super Lawyers

By: Joseph C. Goulden

The Super-Lawyers

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The Boys Of Summer

By: Roger Kahn

This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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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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