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Monday 24 December 1973, Christmas Eve

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Frédéric Demontfaucon and Stephenie Meyer. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce. 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 The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart 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 Lemonade Stand or Space Race.
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 in the last 30 days ?

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 24 December 1973 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • In New Mexico, USA, a magnitude 4.1 earthquake occurs.
  • Ferryboat capsizes off coast of Ecuador, drowning 200.
  • District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Child's World: Christmas 1973 -- Dec. 24, 1973
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8363
  • Time: Inset: Comet Kohoutek

Books

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

The Hollow Hills

By: Mary Stewart

Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries.

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In One Era And Out The Other

By: Sam Levenson

In One Era

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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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Postern Of Fate

By: Agatha Christie

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford return in Agatha Christie’s classic Postern of Fate, to investigate a deadly poisoning sixty years after the fact.Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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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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TREK73

TREK73

Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation


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