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Saturday 29 December 1973

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christophe Rinero and Tomas Perez in Barquisimeto. 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 Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching To louna park. 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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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 ?

To louna park

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

Country: Greece

Revista de cine

Starring: Alfonso Eduardo, Alfonso Sánchez

Country: Spain


Starring: John Waters, Max Meldrum, Alain Doutey, Vincent Ball

Country: Australia

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 December 1973 ?

  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Christophe Rinero: French road racing cyclist, who won the Tour de l'Avenir in 1998 and the King of the Mountains in the 1998 Tour de France.
  • Tomas Perez in Barquisimeto: Venezuela; infielder (Toronto Blue Jays).
  • Pimp C: American rapper, singer, and producer, best known for his work with Bun B as a founding member of the Underground Kingz (UGK).
  • Theo Epstein: American baseball general manager.
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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 ?

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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The First Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

In the first novel in Lawrence Sanders’s bestselling Deadly Sins series, New York cop Edward Delaney chases a serial killer who’s armed with a mysterious weaponNew York Police Department Captain Edward

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Portrait Of A Marriage

By: Nigel Nicolson

Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando.

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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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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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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation



Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

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