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Friday 28 August 1970

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gavin Maxwell and Jaime Fields. In that special week of August people in US were listening to War by Edwin Starr. In UK The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Soldier Blue, directed by Ralph Nelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Schwarzer Peter.
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TV Series

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

Schwarzer Peter

Starring: Peter Garden, Helmut Brandenburg

Der Fall von nebenan

Starring: Ruth-Maria Kubitschek

Ljubav na seoski nacin

Starring: Dragan Zaric, Miodrag 'Ckalja' Petrovic, Ratko Saric, Zika Milenkovic

La brigade des maléfices

Starring: Léo Campion, Marc Lamole, Jacques François, Jean-Claude Ballard

Country: France

Ace of Wands

Written by: Trevor Preston

Starring: Michael MacKenzie, Roy Holder, Petra Markham, Fred Owl

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Lovers and Other Strangers

Directed by: Cy Howard

Starring: Gig Young, Bea Arthur, Bonnie Bedelia

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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The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer

Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Tamao Nakamura

Country: United States

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Performance

Directed by: Donald Cammell

Starring: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg

Country: United States

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The Swimming Pool

Directed by: Jacques Deray

Starring: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 August 1970 ?

Holidays:
  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
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Facts:
  • Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Composite pornography
  • Time: Dreyfus Mutual Fund's Howard Stein; collage with a lion by Dennis Wheeler
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8192

Books

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

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 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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The Lord Won'T Mind

By: Gordon Merrick

Prior to the publication of this beloved novel, nearly every gay novel and play seemed to end in suicide--or at least deep despair.

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Hard Times

By: Studs Terkel

In this unique recreation of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity.

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