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Thursday 31 December 1970, NewYear’s Eve

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dan Howe and Dunstan Anderson NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins. 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 The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Theatergarderobe.
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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 31 December 1970 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Cyril M Scott: English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at age 91.
Facts:
  • Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin
  • Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to dissolve the Beatles.
  • President Allende nationalizes Chilean coal mines.
  • US President Richard Nixon signs the Bank Holding Act legislation creating the Eisenhower dollar coin, and removing the last silver from circulating coins (Kennedy half dollars).
  • The first Regional Technical Colleges open in Ireland.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The U.S. Family -- Dec. 28, 1970
  • Life: Prizewinning pictures double issue
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Adm. Elmo Zumwalt -- Dec. 21, 1970

Books

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

The Secret Woman

By: Victoria Holt

With Over 100 Million Copies Sold, Victoria Holt is the Queen of Gothic Romance"I shall be back," he said"When?""Perhaps sooner than you think."He

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Passenger To Frankfurt

By: Agatha Christie

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable

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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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A White House Diary

By: Lady Bird Johnson

Originally published in 1970, A White House Diary is Lady Bird Johnson's intimate, behind-the-scenes account of Lyndon Johnson's presidency from November 22, 1963, to January 20, 1969.

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