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Tuesday 11 December 1973

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mos Def and Anita Caprioli. In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich. In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Sleeper, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck

Country: United States

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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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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 11 December 1973 ?

  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
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  • NA Soccer League awards LA, SF, Seattle and Vancouver franchises
  • Houston Astros' Caesar Cedino jailed in death of 19-year-old woman.
  • Ron Santo becomes first to invoke no-trade clause of 10-year-1-club vet.
  • West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czechoslovakia.

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1973?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Rose Mary Woods -- Dec. 10, 1973
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8361
  • Time: U.S. Energy Crisis


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

The Honorary Consul

By: Graham Greene

In a provincial Argentinean town, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with dubious authority and a weakness for drink, is kidnapped by Paraguayan revolutionaries who have mistaken him for the American ambassador.

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In One Era And Out The Other

By: Sam Levenson

In One Era

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The Joy Of Sex

By: Alex Comfort

Famous for helping couples discover how sex can be playful, erotic, passionate, exhilarating, and most of all, pleasurable.The Joy of Sex revolutionized how we experience our sexuality.

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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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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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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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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: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

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