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Friday 22 May 1970

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Naomi Campbell and Pedro Diniz. In that special week of May people in US were listening to American Woman by The Guess Who. In UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits. The Out of Towners, directed by Arthur Hiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Out of Towners

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, Sandy Baron

Country: United States

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States

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The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner

Country: United States

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A Man Called Horse

Directed by: Elliot Silverstein

Starring: Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, Jean Gascon

Country: United States

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Colossus: The Forbin Project

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

A Family at War

Written by: John Finch

Starring: Colin Douglas, Barbara Flynn, Leslie Nunnerley, Coral Atkins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Ei Takami, Minori Matsushima, Junko Hori, Noriko Tsukase

Country: Japan

The Adventures of Parsley

Starring: Gordon Rollings

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ashita no Jô

Starring: Teruhiko Aoi, Jûkei Fujioka, Shûsei Nakamura, Masako Ebisu

Country: Japan

Die Reiter von Padola

Starring: Michael Ande, Karl-Josef Cramer, Dagmar Heller, Alexander May

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 May 1970 ?

  • Saint Humilita
  • Saint Rita of Cascia
  • Victoria Day in Canada
  • World Biodiversity Day.
  • Republic of Yemen - National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Naomi Campbell: English model, actress, singer, and author, sleek, tall, chic, one of the reigning queens of jet-set supermodels, the first black female model to make the covers of both the British and French Vogue.
  • Pedro Diniz: Brazilian Formula One racing driver and advertising model for Longines watch factory.
  • Guillermo Toledo
  • Guillaume Warmuz: French football/soccer goalkeeper, who played 374 games in Ligue 1 during 13 seasons, representing in the competition Lens and Monaco.
  • Paddy Atkinson: Singaporean-English footballer and manager.
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  • Arab terrorists kill nine children and three adults on a school bus.
  • Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0.
  • Joseph W Krutch, American writer (Measure of Man), dies at age 76.

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

Mary Queen Of Scots

By: Antonia Fraser

Author of Marie AntoinetteShe was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin

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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 Selling Of The President 1968

By: Joe McGinniss

How do you "correct" a candidate's lack of humor and warmth? What is a "balanced" television panel? Exactly what does the temperature in a television studio have to do wit a

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Love And Will

By: Rollo May

"An extraordinary book on sex and civilization....An important contribution to contemporary morality."―Newsweek The heart of man's dilemma, according to Rollo May, is the failure to understand the real meaning of love

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