Thursday December 14, 1972

US date format: 12/14/1972, UK date format: 14/12/1972

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 14, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include David Norona and Isabelle De Hertogh. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul. In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits. Avanti!, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild Country. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Memorial of Saint John of the Cross

Events

  • Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt leave the Moon
  • Willy Brandt re-elected West German chancellor.
  • Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of the Apollo 17 mission. This is the last manned mission to the moon of the 20th century.
  • The Commonwealth of Australia ordains equal pay for women.
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Movies

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Avanti!

Avanti!

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill, Edward Andrews

Country: United States of America

Across 110th Street

Across 110th Street

Directed by: Barry Shear

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Franciosa, Frank Adu

Snowball Express

Snowball Express

Directed by: Norman Tokar

Starring: Dean Jones, Nancy Olson, Harry Morgan, Keenan Wynn

Sleuth

Sleuth

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews

Country: United States of America

The Getaway

The Getaway

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Wild Country

Wild Country

Directed by: Craig Strachan

Double Identity

Double Identity

Directed by: Dennis Dimster

Die lieben Mitmenschen

Die lieben Mitmenschen

Dead of Night

Dead of Night

Directed by: Dan Curtis

Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau

Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau

Days to next December 14

If December 14, 1972 is your birthday you're 47 years, 9 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth

The Odessa File

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The suicide of an elderly German Jew explodes into revelation after revelation: of a Mafia-like organization called Odessa ...of a real-life fugitive known as the "Butcher of Riga"..of a young German journalist tumed obsessed avenger.......and,

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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The Persian Boy by Mary Renault

The Persian Boy

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“It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.”–The

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War

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Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and …

The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter

The Peter Prescription

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Blending wit and wisdom, Dr. Peter discusses the need for individuals to realize their potential if they are to achieve happiness in life

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game

Pong

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Empire

Empire

Platform: PDP 11/45 (1971), HP2000 (1973), HP3000 (1984), DOS, Commodore Amiga, Macintosh, Windows, Linux (2003)

Genre: 4X, wargame


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