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Sunday 23 December 1973

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tony Graziani . 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. The Sting, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Illustrated, Simplified and Painless Sunday School. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or Gotcha.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Illustrated, Simplified and Painless Sunday School

Starring: Marshall Efron

Country: United States

Don Blech und der goldene Junker

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The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People

Starring: Michael Tilson Thomas

Country: United States

Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter

Starring: Brasse Brännström, Magnus Härenstam, Eva Remaeus, Tomas Löfdahl

Country: Sweden

The Terracotta Horse

Starring: Godfrey James, Kristine Howarth, Lindy Howard, Patrick Murray

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Magnum Force

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitch Ryan

Country: United States

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The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

Country: United States

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Pippi Longstocking

Directed by: Olle Hellbom

Starring: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pr Sundberg

Country: United States

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Sleeper

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck

Country: United States

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Papillon

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 December 1973 ?

Holidays:
  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
  • Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Charles Atlas: Italian-American physical culturist called "the world's most perfectly developed man.
  • Irna Phillips: American television writer, director, and producer (Born 1901).
Facts:
  • Young and the Restless premieres on TV
  • 6 Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices
  • French Caravelle crashes in Morocco, 106 killed.
  • OPEC doubles the price of crude oil.

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Sport Games on 23 December 1973

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  • Cincinnati Bengals - Miami Dolphins : 16 - 34
  • Los Angeles Rams - Dallas Cowboys : 16 - 27
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1973?

  • Time: Inset: Comet Kohoutek
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8362
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Rose Mary Woods -- Dec. 10, 1973

Books

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

Come Nineveh, Come Tyre

By: Allen Drury

The Advise and Consent series is a landmark of political fiction, displaying a depth of insider Washington knowledge and a canvas of compelling characters that catapulted each novel to the top of the bestseller lists.

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The Honorary Consul

By: Graham Greene

In a provincial Argentinean town, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with dubious authority and a weakness for drink, is kidnapped by Paraguayan revolutionaries who have mistaken him for the American ambassador.

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The Salamander

By: Morris L. West

Slight signs of wear!

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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TREK73

TREK73

Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation

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Gotcha

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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TREK73

TREK73

Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation


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