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Wednesday 27 December 1972

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Thomas Wilson Brown and Charles Way. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul. In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits. Cries & Whispers, directed by Ingmar Bergman, 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 Pipkins. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Inside/Out

Country: United States

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The Wild, Wild World of Animals

Starring: William Conrad

Country: United States

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Arthur of the Britons

Starring: Oliver Tobias, Michael Gothard, Jack Watson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Colditz

Starring: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman, Jack Hedley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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M*A*S*H

Written by: Larry Gelbart

Starring: Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, William Christopher

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Jeremiah Johnson

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton

Country: United States

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Cries & Whispers

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Kari Sylwan

Country: United States

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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Roy Jenson

Country: United States

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Avanti!

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill

Country: United States

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Andrei Rublev

Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 December 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
  • R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
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Facts:
  • Purlie opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak
  • Belgium recognizes German Democratic Republic.
  • New North Korean constitution comes into effect.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1972?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Skiing -- Dec. 25, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8312
  • Time: Food face by Stanley Glaubach.

Books

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

The Best And The Brightest

By: David Halberstam

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

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The Persian Boy

By: Mary Renault

“It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.”–The

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On The Night Of The Seventh Moon

By: Victoria Holt

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,

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The Winds Of War

By: Herman Wouk

Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and ...

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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

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Empire

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

Genre: 4X, wargame

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Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game

Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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