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Saturday 22 December 1973

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 22, 1973). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Traci Dinwiddie and Jamel Williams. 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. Shanghai Joe, directed by Mario Caiano, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching La ligne de démarcation. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or Space Race.
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What the sky looked like on 22 December 1973

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

Shanghai Joe

Directed by: Mario Caiano

Starring: Chen Lee, Klaus Kinski, Carla Romanelli, Gordon Mitchell

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Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Country: United States

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Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory

Country: United States

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Magnum Force

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul

Country: United States

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Cinderella Liberty

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: James Caan, Marsha Mason, Kirk Calloway, Eli Wallach

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TV Series

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

La ligne de démarcation

Directed by: Jacques Ertaud

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Directed by: John Singleton

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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

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Das unsichtbare Visier

És mégis mozog a föld

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 December 1973 ?

  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
  • Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Sport Games on 22 December 1973

American Football
  • Pittsburgh Steelers - Oakland Raiders : 14 - 33
  • Washington Redskins - Minnesota Vikings : 20 - 27
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 22, 1973 - Geocentric view

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Life magazine Beano comics

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

The Onion Field

By: Joseph Wambaugh

This is the frighteningly true story of two young cops and two young robbers whose separate destinies fatally cross one March night in a bizarre execution in a deserted Los Angeles

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The Salamander

By: Morris L. West

Slight signs of wear!

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Beulah Land

By: Lonnie Coleman

Superb condition VG+ fine on the jacket and book, fantastic especially considering its a book club edition.

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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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Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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