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Sunday 29 October 1972

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rhonda Blades and Tracee Ellis Ross. In that special week of October people in US were listening to My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry. In UK Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon was in the top 5 hits. Solaris, directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Das Licht der schwarzen Kerze. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Hunt the Wumpus.
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TV Series

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

Colditz

Starring: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman, Jack Hedley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Long Chase

Written by: Gerard Glaister

Starring: Glyn Houston, Simon Fisher-Turner, Jan Francis, Brian Peck

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

M*A*S*H

Written by: Larry Gelbart

Starring: Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, William Christopher

Country: United States

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The Julie Andrews Hour

Starring: Julie Andrews

Country: United States

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Written by: Leslie Stevens

Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Doug McClure, Anthony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Solaris

Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jri Jrvet

Country: United States

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Boot Hill

Directed by: Giuseppe Colizzi

Starring: Terence Hill, Woody Strode, Bud Spencer

Country: United States

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Ulzana's Raid

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison, Jorge Luke

Country: United States

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Last Tango in Paris

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi

Country: United States

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Directed by: Luis Bunuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 October 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Terence of Metz
  • Turkey - Republic Day (1923)
  • Anglican Church - James Hannington
  • St. Zenobius
  • St. Theodore
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Facts:
  • Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • Don Cockroft of Cleveland Browns kicks 57-yard field goal.
  • The Black September group hijacks a Lufthansa Boeing 727 over Turkey, demanding the release of 3 comrades still held for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games.
  • U.S. President Richard Nixon approves legislation to increase Social Security spending by US$5.3 billion.
  • A commuter train collision in Chicago kills 45, injures hundreds.

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Sport Games on 29 October 1972

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American Football
  • Chicago Bears - St. Louis Cardinals : 27 - 10
  • Cleveland Browns - Denver Broncos : 27 - 20
  • Houston Oilers - Cincinnati Bengals : 7 - 30
  • Kansas City Chiefs - San Diego Chargers : 26 - 14
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Dr Edwin Land with camera
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Campaign Financing -- Oct. 23, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8303

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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The Exorcist

By: William Peter Blatty

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York ...

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The Day Of The Jackal

By: Frederick Forsyth

THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The

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Message From Malaga

By: Helen MacInnes

"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under

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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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