Tuesday December 26, 1972

US date format: 12/26/1972, UK date format: 26/12/1972

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 26, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Jérôme Le Banner and 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul. The Devil, directed by Andrzej Zulawski, 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 Empire.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
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Events

  • Vietnam War: As part of Operation Linebacker II, 120 American B-52 Stratofortress bombers attacked Hanoi, including 78 launched from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the largest single combat launch in Strategic Air Command history.

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Movies

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The Devil

The Devil

Directed by: Andrzej Zulawski

Starring: Wojciech Pszoniak, Leszek Teleszynski, Malgorzata Braunek, Iga Mayr

The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come

Directed by: Perry Henzell

Starring: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman

Country: United States of America

Torso

Torso

Directed by: Sergio Martino

Starring: Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont, Luc Merenda, John Richardson

Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Directed by: Werner Herzog

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

Country: United States of America

State of Siege

State of Siege

Directed by: Costa-Gavras

Starring: Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Jacques Weber

TV Series

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Nacht der Prominenten

Nacht der Prominenten

Wild Country

Wild Country

Directed by: Craig Strachan

Double Identity

Double Identity

Directed by: Dennis Dimster

Die lieben Mitmenschen

Die lieben Mitmenschen

Dead of Night

Dead of Night

Directed by: Dan Curtis

Days to next December 26

If December 26, 1972 is your birthday you're 47 years, 8 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam

The Best And The Brightest

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

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon

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For generations, Victoria Holt has dazzled and entertained millions of readers with her spine-tingling novels of romantic suspense. On the Night of the Seventh Moon is one of her most evocative,

The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian

The Eiger Sanction

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Jonathan Hemlock lives in a renovated Gothic church on Long Island. He is an art professor, a mountain climber, and a mercenary, performing assassinations (i.e.,

Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman

Harry S. Truman

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The definitive biography of one of the most enduring political figures of the 20th century. Margaret Truman writes with unequaled insight and understanding about her father's extraordinary life and offers rare

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game

Pong

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Empire

Empire

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

Genre: 4X, wargame


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