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Wednesday 23 September 1970

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Georgios Koltsidas and Brian Wells. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross. In UK Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles was in the top 5 hits. Tora! Tora! Tora!, directed by Richard Fleischer, 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 Menace.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

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

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The Young Rebels

Written by: Peter Gayle, Harve Bennett

Starring: Richard Ely, Louis Gossett Jr., Alex Henteloff, Hilary Thompson

Country: United States

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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Movies

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

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Martin Balsam, S Yamamura, Jason Robards

Country: United States

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Tristana

Directed by: Luis Buuel

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero

Country: United States

Kes

Directed by: Kenneth Loach

Starring: David Bradley, Brian Glover, Freddie Fletcher

Country: United States

Five Easy Pieces

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush

Country: United States

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Soldier Blue

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Starring: Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 September 1970 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Adomnan of Iona, Saint Constantius, Saint Thecla.
  • French Republican Calendar - Safran (Saffron) Day, second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Saudi Arabia - National Day (unification 1932)
  • Japanese Autumnal equinox Day (????/Sh?bun no hi)
  • Celebrate Bisexuality Day - September 23rd of every year is designated as Celebrate Bisexuality Day and celebrated by members of the bisexual community and their allies worldwide. Observed annually since 1999.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bourvil : French actor and singer best known for his roles in comedy films, most notably in his collaboration with Louis de Funès in the films Le Corniaud (1965) and La Grande Vadrouille (1966).
Facts:
  • Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes Premier of Malaysia
  • Gary Muhrcke wins 1st New York Marathon
  • Thomas Wolfe, director of the Office of Domestic Gold and Silver Operations, announces to the American Metal Market Forum in New York City that Treasury withdrew and melted 200 million ounces of silver dimes and quarters from circulation since July 1967.
  • The first women's only tennis tournament begins in Houston, known as the Houston Women's Invitation.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Skyjacking: Pirates in the Sky.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8196
  • Life: Engelbert Humberdinck and Tom Jones

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

From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time classic.Paul Sherman of Interpol's Narcotics Bureau flies to Amsterdam on the trail of a dope king.With

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