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Friday 28 December 1973

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Seth Meyers and Garth John Da Silva in Auckland. 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 In One Era And Out The Other by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kérem a következöt!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Gotcha.
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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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Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Kérem a következöt!

Starring: Gyula Szabó, Zsuzsa Csala, Gyula Bodrogi, Árpád Gyenge

Country: Hungary

The Letter People

Starring: Allan Trautman, Joneal Joplin

Country: United States

The Adventures of Timothy Pilgrim

Starring: Joey Davidson, David Hemblen

Country: Canada

The Troy Cory Evening Show

Starring: Vic Dunlop

Country: United States

Gemeinderätin Schumann

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 December 1973 ?

  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
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  • Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes Gulag Archipelag
  • Comet Kohoutek at perihelion.
  • The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.

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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


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

In One Era And Out The Other

By: Sam Levenson

In One Era

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The Salamander

By: Morris L. West

Slight signs of wear!

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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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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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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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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

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