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Friday 29 December 1972

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jessica Lee and Randy Neal. 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 Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pipkins. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pong or Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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 ?

Cries & Whispers

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Kari Sylwan

Country: United States

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Jeremiah Johnson

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton

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 29 December 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Life magazine ceases publication.
  • Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Florida Everglades killing 101.
  • An Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 (a Lockheed Tristar) crashes on approach to Miami International Airport, Florida, killing 101.
  • Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashes into the Everglades in Florida, killing 101 of 176 on board.
  • Roberto Clemente dies in a plane crash off the coast of Puerto Rico while en route to deliver aid to Nicaraguan earthquake victims.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Composite The Year in Pictures
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Skiing -- Dec. 25, 1972
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8312

Books

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

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

By: Richard Bach

The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of ...

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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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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 Odessa File

By: Frederick Forsyth

The suicide of an elderly German Jew explodes into revelation after revelation: of a Mafia-like organization called Odessa ...of a real-life fugitive known as the "Butcher of Riga"..of a young German journalist tumed obsessed avenger.......and,

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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Empire

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

Genre: 4X, wargame

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Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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