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Tuesday 25 January 1972

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Stoen and Shinji Takehara. In that special week of January people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Fritz the Cat, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Jennie, Volume Two by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Semesterferien. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire 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 ?

Pardon My Genie

Written by: Bob Block

Starring: Ellis Jones, Roy Barraclough, Lynnette Erving, Joe Dunlop

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Electric Company

Starring: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

Country: United States

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The Boy from Space

Starring: Phil Cheney, Charles Collingwood, Stephen Garlick, Sylvestra Le Touzel

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Persuaders!

Starring: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Whistle Test

Starring: Bob Harris, Anne Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Fritz the Cat

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry

Country: United States

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The Cowboys

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern

Country: United States

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Straw Dogs

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan

Country: United States

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Dirty Harry

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon

Country: United States

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Harold and Maude

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 January 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Dwynwen's Day and Patron Saint of Lovers - Welsh celebration of love Dirwnod Santes Dwynwen.
  • Tatiana Day, celebrated as the Day of Russian students since 1755, when the Moscow University was founded.
  • Catholicism and Anglicanism - Conversion of Saint Paul.
  • Christian ecumenism ? Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends.
  • Burns Night - Burns suppers are held in many parts of the world around this date. (Originated in Scotland)
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Stoen: American child homicide victim and son of cult leader Jim Jones, he died from poisoned Kool-Aid along with nearly a thousand people following their demented leader in Jonestown.
  • Shinji Takehara: Japanese boxer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Erhard Milch: German military man who served as a Nazi field marshal, Luftwaffe chief, Goering protégé and Chief of Staff from 1933-1945.
Facts:
  • 25th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 3-2 at Minnesota.
  • Shirley Chisholm, the first African American Congresswoman, announces her candidacy for President.
  • Yugoslavian air stewardess Vesna Vulović is the only survivor when her plane crashes in Czechoslovakia. She survives after falling 10,160 meters (33,330 feet) in the tail section of the aircraft.
  • The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is set up on the lawn of Parliament House in Canberra.

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Books

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

Jennie, Volume Two

By: Ralph G. Martin

sold as is

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Wunnerful, Wunnerful!

By: Lawrence Welk with Bernice McGeehan

music, band

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Tracy And Hepburn

By: Garson Kanin

This classic Hollywood memoir is again available, now with a new foreword by the author. Spence Tracy and Kate Hepburn were the couple everyone knew of but no one really knew

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Honor Thy Father

By: Gay Talese

A classic masterwork newly updatedThe electrifying true story of the rise and fall of New York's notorious Bonanno crime familyOn New York's Park Avenue on a rainy Tuesday night in October

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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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Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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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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