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Wednesday 21 October 1970

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lance Teichelmann and Marc Wilkins. In that special week of October people in US were listening to I'll Be There by Jackson 5. In UK Band Of Gold by Freda Payne was in the top 5 hits. The Twelve Chairs, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roads to Freedom.
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 30 days ?

Roads to Freedom

Starring: Michael Bryant, Daniel Massey, Alison Fiske, Rosemary Leach

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Timeslip

Written by: James Boswell, Ruth Boswell

Starring: Cheryl Burfield, Spencer Banks, Denis Quilley, Iris Russell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Menace

Starring: David Wood, John Wentworth, Sheila Fearn, Sheila Hancock

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Odd Couple

Written by: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall

Starring: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro

Country: United States

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NFL Monday Night Football

Starring: Frank Gifford, Al Michaels, Dan Dierdorf, Howard Cosell

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Twelve Chairs

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Ron Moody, Frank Langella

Country: United States

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The Vampire Lovers

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Ingrid Pitt, George Cole, Kate O'Mara

Country: United States

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The Conformist

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin

Country: United States

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Burn!

Directed by: Gillo Pontecorvo

Starring: Marlon Brando, Evaristo Mrquez, Norman Hill

Country: United States

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The Baby Maker

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Barbara Hershey, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Sam Groom

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1970 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • John T Scopes: US teacher (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925), dies at 70.
Facts:
  • Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh
  • Caledonian Airways takes over British United Airways.
  • 777 Unification church couples wed in Korea.
  • A U.S. Air Force plane makes an emergency landing near Leninakan, Soviet Union. The Soviets release the American officers, including 2 generals, November 10.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1970?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Salvador Allende -- Oct. 19, 1970
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8200
  • Life: Spiro Agnew

Books

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

In This House Of Brede

By: Rumer Godden

“A novel of sensitive dedication.” —The Atlantic Monthly“Rumer Godden deals precisely with the theme of the religious life . . . as representing ‘the heart of holiness of the Church.’

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The French Lieutenant'S Woman

By: John Fowles

Perhaps the most beloved of John Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel.

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The House On The Strand

By: Daphne du Maurier

In this haunting tale, Daphne du Maurier takes a fresh approach to time travel. A secret experimental concoction, once imbibed, allows you to return to the fourteenth century.

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Puppet On A Chain

By: Alistair MacLean

Fast breaking thriller--international agent in Holland on trail of vicious narcotics ring--action, tension, plot twists

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