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Friday 26 May 1972

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Selenis Leyva and Shary Boyle. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Oh Girl by The Chi-Lites. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
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 ?

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

Split Second

Starring: Tom Kennedy, Jack Clark

Country: United States

Movies

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

Play It Again, Sam

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Country: United States

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Mark of the Devil

Directed by: Michael Armstrong

Starring: Herbert Lom, Udo Kier, Olivera Katarina

Country: United States

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Pink Flamingos

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce

Country: United States

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The Godfather

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan

Country: United States

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Slaughterhouse-Five

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 May 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
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Facts:
  • Nixon and Brezhnev signs SALT accord
  • Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in five rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • US President Richard Nixon and Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT accord.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Cornelia Wallace with wounded husband George
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Haiphong Harbor -- May 22, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8281

Books

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

The Winds Of War

By: Herman Wouk

Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and ...

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Open Marriage

By: Nena and George O'Neill

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Captains And The Kings

By: Taylor Caldwell

When Joseph Armagh first saw America in the early 1850s, he was a twelve-year-old Irish immigrant - a penniless orphan cast upon a hostile shore to make a home for himself.

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Bring Me A Unicorn

By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The first volume of Lindbergh’s diaries and letters, in which she meets her future husband. Introduction by the Author; Index; photographs.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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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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