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Tuesday 5 December 1972

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Roderick Mullen and Cliff Floyd in Chicago. In that special week of December people in US were listening to I Am Woman by Helen Reddy. In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits. The Poseidon Adventure, directed by Ronald Neame, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while I'M O.K.- You'Re O.K. by Thomas Harris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Arthur of the Britons. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1972 or at December 05 across the years.

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Arthur of the Britons

Starring: Oliver Tobias, Michael Gothard, Jack Watson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Colditz

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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M*A*S*H

Written by: Larry Gelbart

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

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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The Midnight Special

Starring: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Poseidon Adventure

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters

Country: United States

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Man of La Mancha

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco

Country: United States

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Sleuth

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne

Country: United States

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Directed by: William Sterling

Starring: Fiona Fullerton, Michael Jayston, Hywel Bennett

Country: United States

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The Mechanic

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 December 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Austria - Krampus
  • Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 05 December
Facts:
  • Joseph A Walkers River Niger, premieres in New York City
  • Australia Labour party wins parliamentary election.
  • 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL).

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Books

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

I'M O.K.- You'Re O.K.

By: Thomas Harris

Hello, First printing/1973, This book is in nice condition, fresh, clean pages, no writing or marks inside this book. All pages are attached, no missing pages, no rips or tears.

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Luce And His Empire

By: W. A. Swanberg

Scribner's, 1972, Very good., Clean, tight, in edgeworn dust jacket. Book Club edition. Photo illustrations. [Biography, Henry R.Luce, Time Inc., Publishing, Politics] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933.

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The Eiger Sanction

By: Trevanian

Jonathan Hemlock lives in a renovated Gothic church on Long Island. He is an art professor, a mountain climber, and a mercenary, performing assassinations (i.e.,

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The Peter Prescription

By: Laurence J. Peter

Hardcover, minor wear to dust cover, otherwise a very nice copy.

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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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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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