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Wednesday December 26, 1973

US date format: 12/26/1973, UK date format: 26/12/1973

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 26, 1973). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paulao and Ryan Berube. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce. McQ, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Real Lace by Stephen Birmingham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Seven Little Australians. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or TREK73.
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Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: John Wayne, Eddie Albert, Diana Muldaur, Colleen Dewhurst

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The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Country: United States

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The Exorcist

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

Seven Little Australians

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Within These Walls

Directed by: James Tucker

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Don Blech und der goldene Junker

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Directed by: John Singleton

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Written by: Tatsuo Yoshida

Directed by: Takao Koyama

Starring: Ikuo Nishikawa

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1973 ?

  • 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.
  • 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.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 26, 1973 - Geocentric view

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

Real Lace

By: Stephen Birmingham

Extraordinary true stories of the Irish in America, their remarkable rise from urban poverty, and the powerful dynasties they engendered Author Stephen Birmingham, who chronicled the rise of Jewish immigrants to

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Alistair Cooke'S America

By: Alistair Cooke

As the United States adjusts to its role as sole superpower in a world of shifting allegiances, it has never been more important to understand what makes the country work.

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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 Salamander

By: Morris L. West

Slight signs of wear!

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lunar Lander

Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation



Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

Lemonade Stand

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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