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Wednesday 26 December 1973

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ryan Berube and Paulao. 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. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, 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 The Adventures of Timothy Pilgrim. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or Space Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Adventures of Timothy Pilgrim

Starring: Joey Davidson, David Hemblen

Country: Canada

Gemeinderätin Schumann

Starring: Astrid Boner, Konrad Georg, Antje Hagen, Erich Hofer

The Troy Cory Evening Show

Starring: Vic Dunlop

Country: United States

To louna park

Starring: Dionysis Papagiannopoulos, Anna Paitatzi, Nikos Dadinopoulos, Aleka Stratigou

Country: Greece

Revista de cine

Starring: Alfonso Eduardo, Alfonso Sánchez

Country: Spain

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Don't Look Now

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason

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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Magnum Force

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitch Ryan

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1973 ?

Holidays:
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • 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.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ryan Berube: United States -- 800m freestyle relay (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Paulao: Brazilian footballer.
  • Paulo Benevenute: Brazilian footballer.
  • Zach Blair: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hagfish Gwar Rise Against and Only Crime).
  • Gianluca Faliva: Italian rugby player.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Steven Geray: Actor (French Line), dies at 69.
  • Harold B Lee: 11th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Born 1899).
  • William Haines: American actor, a leading man of silent films.
Facts:
  • Exorcist, starring Linda Blair and rated X, premieres
  • 2 Skylab 3 Astronauts walk in space for a record 7 hours
  • Soyuz 13 returns to Earth.

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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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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 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 ?

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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Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation

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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


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