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Tuesday December 19, 1972

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 19, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alyssa Milano and Rosa Blasi. 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. Aguirre: The Wrath of God, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972 while The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nacht der Prominenten. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Country: United States

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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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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 19 December 1972 ?

  • 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:
  • Alyssa Milano: American actress, first noticed at age 11 in the hit TV show "Who's the Boss?" with Tony Danza.
  • Rosa Blasi: American actress.
  • 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).
  • Warren Sapp: Former American college and professional football player who was defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons.
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  • 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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 19, 1972 - Geocentric view

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

The Best And The Brightest

By: David Halberstam

"A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience." -- The New York Times"[The] most comprehensive saga of how America became involved in Vietnam.

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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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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 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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.



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

Genre: 4X, wargame

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