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Tuesday 19 December 1972

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Waverly Jackson and Alyssa Jane Milano in Brooklyn. 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. Cries & Whispers, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Arthur of the Britons. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1972 or at December 19 across the years.

Old Newspapers

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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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The Long Chase

Written by: Gerard Glaister

Starring: Glyn Houston, Simon Fisher-Turner, Jan Francis, Brian Peck

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Cries & Whispers

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Kari Sylwan

Country: United States

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Jeremiah Johnson

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton

Country: United States

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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Roy Jenson

Country: United States

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Avanti!

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill

Country: United States

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Andrei Rublev

Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 December 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Waverly Jackson: NFL defensive line (Carolina Panthers).
  • Alyssa Jane Milano in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actress (Samantha - Who's The Boss?, Jennifer - Melrose Place, Phoebe - Charmed).
  • Alyssa Milano: American actress, first noticed at age 11 in the hit TV show "Who's the Boss?" with Tony Danza.
  • Warren Sapp: Former American college and professional football player who was defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons.
  • Rosa Blasi: American actress.
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Facts:
  • Apollo 17 (last of Apollo Moon landing series) returns to Earth
  • Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.
  • East Germany and West Germany recognize each other.
  • ZANLA troopers attack Altera Farm in north-east Rhodesia.
  • Two small earthquakes are felt at about 9:30 and 10:15 local time in Managua, Nicaragua.

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Books

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

The Winds Of War

By: Herman Wouk

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 ...

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The Exorcist

By: William Peter Blatty

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York ...

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The Day Of The Jackal

By: Frederick Forsyth

THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The

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Message From Malaga

By: Helen MacInnes

"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under

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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

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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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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Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game


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