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Saturday 24 June 1972

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jose Simon and Mitch Berger. In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr.. In UK Vincent by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. Duck, You Sucker, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Game Of The Foxes by Ladislas Farago was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching El Chavo del Ocho. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong 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 ?

El Chavo del Ocho

Written by: Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Starring: Ramón Valdés, Florinda Meza, Carlos Villagrán, Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Country: Mexico

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The Lotus Eaters

Written by: Michael J. Bird

Starring: Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham, Stefan Gryff, Anthony Stamboulieh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Obraz uz obraz

Starring: Milena Dravic, Dragan Nikolic

Kleinstadtbahnhof

Starring: Gunther Beth

Die Abenteuer des braven Soldaten Schwejk

Starring: Fritz Muliar, Heinz Marecek, Heinz Petters, Kurt Jaggberg

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Duck, You Sucker

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli

Country: United States

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The Candidate

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban

Country: United States

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Ben

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Lee Montgomery, Joseph Campanella, Arthur O'Connell

Country: United States

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Frenzy

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Alec McCowen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 June 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Troglodyte (Cave Man) by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6
  • Wake Island becomes unincorporated territory of US (US Air Force)
  • Yvonne Braitwaite Burke becomes 1st Black Chair of Democratic Convention

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Occult Revival -- June 19, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8285

Books

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

The Game Of The Foxes

By: Ladislas Farago

Great vintage book!

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The Super Lawyers

By: Joseph C. Goulden

The Super-Lawyers

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Open Marriage

By: Nena and George O'Neill

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The Savage God

By: A. Alvarez

"To write a beautiful book about suicide . . . to transform the subject into something beautiful—this is the forbidding task that A.

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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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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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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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