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Friday 21 January 1972

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shelley Looney and Howard Nathan. 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. Fritz the Cat, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Semesterferien. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire 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 in the last months ?

Pardon My Genie

Written by: Bob Block

Starring: Ellis Jones, Roy Barraclough, Lynnette Erving, Joe Dunlop

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Electric Company

Starring: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

Country: United States

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The Boy from Space

Starring: Phil Cheney, Charles Collingwood, Stephen Garlick, Sylvestra Le Touzel

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Persuaders!

Starring: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Whistle Test

Starring: Bob Harris, Anne Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Fritz the Cat

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry

Country: United States

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The Cowboys

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern

Country: United States

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Straw Dogs

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan

Country: United States

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Dirty Harry

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon

Country: United States

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Harold and Maude

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 January 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory
  • Belgium government of Eyskens-Cools forms.
  • Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura become separate states of Indian union.
  • A New Delhi bootlegger sells wood alcohol to a wedding party 100 die.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Single US Vietnam casualty in a week
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Roger Staubach and Bob Griese -- Jan. 17, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8263

Books

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

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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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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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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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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