Thursday August 02, 1973

US date format: 8/2/1973, UK date format: 2/8/1973

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 2, 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 George Zidek and Karina Habšudová. In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Morning After by Maureen McGovern. In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Norman Jewison, 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 Der Bastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or Gotcha.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
  • St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
  • St. Stephen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
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Events

  • George Brett gets his 1st hit
  • A flash fire kills 51 at the Summerland amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man.

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Movies

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen

Country: United States of America

Heavy Traffic

Heavy Traffic

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope Atkinson, Frank DeKova, Terri Haven

White Lightning

White Lightning

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Bo Hopkins

Country: United States of America

Battle of the Amazons

Battle of the Amazons

Directed by: Alfonso Brescia

Starring: Lincoln Tate, Lucretia Love, Paola Tedesco, Mirta Miller

American Graffiti

American Graffiti

Directed by: George Lucas

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Der Bastian

Der Bastian

Love Thy Neighbor

Love Thy Neighbor

Directed by: Jordi Bachs

Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

Directed by: Cyrus Tarlue

Fantástico

Fantástico

Country Roads

Country Roads

Days to next August 02

If August 02, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 1 month, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart

The Hollow Hills

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Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries.

The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam

The Best And The Brightest

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

The Summer Before The Dark by Doris Lessing

The Summer Before The Dark

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Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's classic novel of the pivotal summer in one woman's life is a brilliant excursion into the terrifying gulf between youth and old age.As

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

Breakfast of Champions

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In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth.

The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

The Joy Of Sex

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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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 02, 1973?

On August 02, 1973 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 02, 1973?

On August 02, 1973 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 02, 1973?

On August 02, 1973 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 02, 1973?

On August 02, 1973 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 02, 1973?

On August 02, 1973 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 02, 1973?

On August 02, 1973 several famous people were born including, George Zidek, Karina Habšudová, Baghdad (Iraq).

Which famous people died on August 02, 1973?

Famous people died on August 02, 1973 include, Jean-Pierre Melville.

What was the number one song in August 02, 1973?

The number one song in the week of August 02, 1973 was The Morning After by Maureen McGovern in US and I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter in UK.

What were the top hits on August 02, 1973?

The top hits on August 02, 1973 were The Morning After by Maureen McGovern, Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce, Live And Let Die by Wings in US and I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter, Yesterday Once More by The Carpenters, Welcome Home by Peters & Lee in UK.


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