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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 Louis Koo 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 Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roads to Freedom.
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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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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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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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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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Mary Tyler Moore

Written by: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns

Starring: Mary Tyler Moore, Gavin MacLeod, Edward Asner, Ted Knight

Country: United States

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Written by: Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson

Starring: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington, Ayshea Brough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1970 ?

  • 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.
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Famous Deaths:
  • John T Scopes: US teacher (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925), dies at 70.
  • 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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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Islands In The Stream

By: Ernest Hemingway

A LATER CLASSIC FROM AMERICA'S PREMIER FICTION WRITER First published in 1970, nine years after Hemingway's death, this is the story of an artist and adventurer -- a man much like Hemingway himself.

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The Wall Street Jungle

By: Richard Ney

The Wall Street Jungle [Jan 01, 1970] Ney, Richard ... B00005X4AX

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God Is An Englishman

By: R.F. Delderfield

This bestselling novel set in the ruthless world of Victorian commerce follows the fortunes of Adam Swann, a scion of an Army family and veteran of campaigns in the Crimea and

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The Crystal Cave

By: Mary Stewart

Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions.

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