Thursday February 01, 1973

US date format: 2/1/1973, UK date format: 1/2/1973

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 1, 1973). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Andrew Declercq and Michael Joyce in Santa Monica. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Crocodile Rock by Elton John. In UK Blockbuster by The Sweet was in the top 5 hits. The Train Robbers, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lawinenpatrouille. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Lunar Lander.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1973 or at February 01 across the years.

likes
Like this day if it is important to you!
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 01, 1973?


Holidays

  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
  • See more

Events

  • Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame.

Famous Birthday

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

See other popular movies of the week

The Train Robbers

The Train Robbers

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

Starring: John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson

Black Caesar

Black Caesar

Directed by: Larry Cohen

Starring: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund, D'Urville Martin

The World's Greatest Athlete

The World's Greatest Athlete

Directed by: Robert Scheerer

Starring: John Amos, Jan-Michael Vincent, Tim Conway, Roscoe Lee Browne

The Boss

The Boss

Directed by: Fernando Di Leo

Starring: Henry Silva, Richard Conte, Gianni Garko, Antonia Santilli

Steelyard Blues

Steelyard Blues

Directed by: Alan Myerson

Starring: Mel Stewart, Donald Sutherland, Howard Hesseman, Morgan Upton

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

Lawinenpatrouille

Lawinenpatrouille

The Bobby Darin Show

The Bobby Darin Show

Starring: Bobby Darin, Richard Bakalyan, Roger Carroll, Geoff Edwards

Country: United States of America

Dead of Night

Dead of Night

Directed by: Dan Curtis

Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau

Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau

Die lieben Mitmenschen

Die lieben Mitmenschen

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in February 1973?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

By:

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 …

The Persian Boy by Mary Renault

The Persian Boy

By:

“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

The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam

The Best And The Brightest

By:

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

Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie

Elephants Can Remember

By:

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable

The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth

The Odessa File

By:

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,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

TREK73

TREK73

Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

Lemonade Stand

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

Gotcha

Gotcha

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Lunar Lander

Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation


Like this day if it is important to you!
likes