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Friday 8 December 1972

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nick Zinner and Marco Abreu. 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. Andrei Rublev, directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while On The Night Of The Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt 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..

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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 this week ?

Andrei Rublev

Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko

Country: United States

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The Getaway

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 December 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • George Collins: American politician (Representative-Illinois), dies at age 47, in airplane crash.
Facts:
  • United Airlines Flight 553 crashes after aborting its landing attempt at Chicago Midway International Airport, killing 45.

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Books

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

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon

By: Victoria Holt

For generations, Victoria Holt has dazzled and entertained millions of readers with her spine-tingling novels of romantic suspense. On the Night of the Seventh Moon is one of her most evocative,

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Open Marriage

By: Nena and George O'Neill

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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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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

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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