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Sunday 9 December 1973

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fabio Artico and Rahat Khan. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Top Of The World by Carpenters. In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Papillon, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Illustrated, Simplified and Painless Sunday School. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or Lunar Lander.
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Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory

Country: United States

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The Last Detail

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young

Country: United States

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Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe

Country: United States

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The Holy Mountain

Directed by: Alexandro Jodorowsky

Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Illustrated, Simplified and Painless Sunday School

Starring: Marshall Efron

Country: United States

Don Blech und der goldene Junker

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The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People

Starring: Michael Tilson Thomas

Country: United States

Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter

Starring: Brasse Brännström, Magnus Härenstam, Eva Remaeus, Tomas Löfdahl

Country: Sweden

The Terracotta Horse

Starring: Godfrey James, Kristine Howarth, Lindy Howard, Patrick Murray

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 December 1973 ?

  • Anti-Corruption Day [1]
  • Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
  • Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
  • Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
  • Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
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  • Pajama Game opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • St. Louis Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 6 field goals vs. Atlanta Falcons
  • Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in New York, to become WWF champion.
  • Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland.

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Sport Games on 9 December 1973

American Football
  • Chicago Bears - Detroit Lions : 7 - 40
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Cleveland Browns : 34 - 17
  • Denver Broncos - San Diego Chargers : 42 - 28
  • Houston Oilers - Pittsburgh Steelers : 7 - 33
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The First Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

In the first novel in Lawrence Sanders’s bestselling Deadly Sins series, New York cop Edward Delaney chases a serial killer who’s armed with a mysterious weaponNew York Police Department Captain Edward

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Real Lace

By: Stephen Birmingham

Extraordinary true stories of the Irish in America, their remarkable rise from urban poverty, and the powerful dynasties they engendered Author Stephen Birmingham, who chronicled the rise of Jewish immigrants to

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Portrait Of A Marriage

By: Nigel Nicolson

Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando.

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Once Is Not Enough

By: Jacqueline Susann

Once upon a time, the entertainment industry was a world that never slept. Magazine editors, models, pop stars, and all the rest visited "vitamin doctors" to get the shots that would allow them to stay up all night and then ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation

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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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