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Sunday 31 December 1972, NewYear’s Eve

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chris Parker and Kelvin Kinney. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul. 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 Peter ist der Boß. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire or Hunt the Wumpus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Schoolhouse Rock!

Starring: Jack Sheldon

Country: United States

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Pipkins

Starring: Nigel Plaskitt

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

ABC Late Night

Starring: Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Nanette Fabray, Glenn Ford

Country: United States

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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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 31 December 1972 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Chris Parker: running back (Jacksonville Jaguars).
  • Kelvin Kinney: defensive end (Washington Redskins).
  • Grégory Coupet: French association football goalkeeper, who played for Saint-Étienne, Lyon, Atlético Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain and represented France.
  • Joey McIntyre: American musician who is most noted for being the cupid-faced baby of the group "New Kids On The Block.
  • Joe McIntyre: American singer (New Kids on the Block).
See other famous people born on 31 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Roberto Clemente: Puerto Rican baseball broadcaster and former professional baseball player.
Facts:
  • Leap second day; also in 1973-79, 1987
  • Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3 in NFC championship game.
  • 39th Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma beats Penn State 14-0.
  • Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7 in AFC championship game.

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Sport Games on 31 December 1972

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  • Dallas Cowboys - Washington Redskins : 3 - 26
  • Miami Dolphins - Pittsburgh Steelers : 21 - 17
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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 ?

The Exorcist

By: William Peter Blatty

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York ...

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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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The Day Of The Jackal

By: Frederick Forsyth

THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The

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Message From Malaga

By: Helen MacInnes

"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under

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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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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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