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Saturday 26 December 1970

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Willie Williams NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers and Lisa Gathright in Moline. In that special week of December people in US were listening to My Sweet Lord by George Harrison. In UK I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds was in the top 5 hits. Sometimes a Great Notion, directed by Paul Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Oum le dauphin blanc.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

America

Starring: Leigh Brown, Jean Shepherd

Country: United States

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The Great American Dream Machine

Starring: Chevy Chase, Marshall Efron, Ken Shapiro

Country: United States

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Timeslip

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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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Sometimes a Great Notion

Directed by: Paul Newman

Starring: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick

Country: United States

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Rio Lobo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill

Country: United States

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Love Story

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley

Country: United States

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Little Big Man

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George

Country: United States

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The AristoCats

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

Starring: Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1970 ?

Holidays:
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lillian Board: England, United Kingdom -- 400m (1968 Olympics - Silver Medalist).

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Sport Games on 26 December 1970

NFL
American Football
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Baltimore Colts : 0 - 17
  • Detroit Lions - Dallas Cowboys : 0 - 5
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Prizewinning pictures double issue
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Adm. Elmo Zumwalt -- Dec. 21, 1970
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8209

Books

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

Rich Man, Poor Man

By: Irwin Shaw

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Caravan To Vaccares

By: Alistair MacLean

The classic tale of suspense set in Provence, where an English tourist investigates a series of mysterious deaths, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.From

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Don'T Fall Off The Mountain

By: Shirley MacLaine

"I've always felt that I would never develop into a really fine actress because I cared more about life beyond the camera than the life in front of it.

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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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