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Monday 18 December 1972

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jason Mantzoukas and Julian Arahanga. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. State of Siege, directed by Costa-Gavras, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Persian Boy by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nacht der Prominenten. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

State of Siege

Directed by: Costa-Gavras

Starring: Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Jacques Weber

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Je suis frigide... pourquoi?

Directed by: Max Pécas

Starring: Sandra Julien, Marie-Georges Pascal, Jean-Luc Terrade, Anne Kerylen

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Across 110th Street

Directed by: Barry Shear

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

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Snowball Express

Directed by: Norman Tokar

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

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Sleuth

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Nacht der Prominenten

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Wild Country

Directed by: Craig Strachan

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Double Identity

Directed by: Dennis Dimster

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Die lieben Mitmenschen

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Dead of Night

Directed by: Dan Curtis

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 December 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
  • R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
  • Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
  • Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Vietnam War: President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will engage North Vietnam in Operation Linebacker II, a series of Christmas bombings, after peace talks collapsed with North Vietnam on the 13th.

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Books

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

The Persian Boy

By: Mary Renault

“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

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Harry S. Truman

By: Margaret Truman

The definitive biography of one of the most enduring political figures of the 20th century. Margaret Truman writes with unequaled insight and understanding about her father's extraordinary life and offers rare

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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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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Empire

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

Genre: 4X, wargame

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