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Wednesday 8 August 1973

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Toby Allen and Laurent Sciarra. 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. White Lightning, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or Space Race.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Match Game 73

Starring: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson

Country: United States

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Warship

Starring: David Savile, Andrew Burt, James Cosmo, John Lee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hunter's Walk

Written by: Ted Willis

Starring: Ewan Hooper, Davyd Harries, Duncan Preston, Charles Rea

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Catch Kandy

Starring: Jacqueline Foley, Colin Hughes, Lynn James, Bob Lee

Country: Australia

Neues vom Kleinstadtbahnhof

Starring: Gunther Beth, Karin Buchholz, Käte Jaenicke, Heidi Kabel

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

White Lightning

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman

Country: United States

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American Graffiti

Directed by: George Lucas

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat

Country: United States

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40 Carats

Directed by: Milton Katselas

Starring: Liv Ullmann, Edward Albert, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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Live and Let Die

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1973 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Toby Allen: Australian singer (Human Nature).
  • Laurent Sciarra: French basketball player, who began his professional career in 1990 with Hyères-Toulon Var Basket and moved to Paris Basket Racing in 1993, where he played until 1997 on the club's championship season.
  • Scott Stapp: American singer (Creed).
  • Shane Lee: Australian cricketer and guitarist (Six & Out).
  • Senta Moses: American actress.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Dean Corll: American homicide; a mass murderer of the 1970s whose shocking case blasted its way into the public consciousness.
  • Nikos Zachariadis: General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (Born 1903).
  • Vilhelm Moberg: Swedish historian journalist author and playwright (d. 1973).
Facts:
  • VP Spiro T Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are damned lies from government contracts in Maryland. He vowed not to resign (Right!)
  • US Vice President Spiro T Agnew brands as "damned lies" reports he took kickbacks from government contracts in Maryland. He vows not to resign.
  • U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew appears on television to denounce accusations he had taken kickbacks while governor of Maryland.
  • Kim Dae-Jung, a South Korean politician and later president of South Korea, is kidnapped.

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Books

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The Hollow Hills

By: Mary Stewart

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.

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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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Facing The Lions

By: Tom Wicker

Rich Morgan, Washington bureau chief for a major national newspaper, flies south for Senator Hunt Anderson's funeral. In trying to draw together the strands of trust, love, and betrayal that had

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Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution

By: Dr. Robert Atkins

The doctor America trusts now shows you how to live longer and feel better! World-renowned medical expert Dr. Robert C. Atkins has shown millions how to lose weight and keep it

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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TREK73

TREK73

Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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TREK73

TREK73

Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation


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