Tuesday May 08, 1973

US date format: 5/8/1973, UK date format: 8/5/1973

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 8, 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 Nicolas Rey and Jonathon Young. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn. In UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits. Day for Night, directed by François Truffaut, 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 Cheri. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Gotcha.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
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Events

  • Indians holding SD hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrender
  • Indians surrender after holding South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for ten weeks.
  • The Polisario Front, a Sahrawi movement dedicated to the independence of Western Sahara, is formed.
  • The New York Knicks defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, 102–93 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA title.
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Movies

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Day for Night

Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Country: United States of America

The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

Country: United States of America

Fantastic Planet

Fantastic Planet

Directed by: René Laloux

Starring: Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Topart

Country: United States of America

O Lucky Man!

O Lucky Man!

Directed by: Lindsay Anderson

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe

Wonder Women

Wonder Women

Directed by: Robert Vincent O'Neill

Starring: Nancy Kwan, Ross Hagen, Maria De Aragon, Roberta Collins

TV Series

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Cheri

Cheri

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Hallo - Hotel Sacher... Portier!

Hallo - Hotel Sacher... Portier!

The Senate Watergate Hearings

The Senate Watergate Hearings

Geo-Quiz

Geo-Quiz

Muld og marv

Muld og marv

Days to next May 08

If May 08, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 4 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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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 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.

Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann

Once Is Not Enough

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Once upon a time, the entertainment industry was a world that never slept. Magazine editors, models, pop stars, and all the rest visited "vitamin doctors" to get the shots that would allow them to stay up all night and then …

Laughing All The Way by Barbara Howar

Laughing All The Way

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Barbara Howar was temporarily head of Washington D.C. socialites in the 1960s until President Johnson was cautioned to tame down the parties.

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution

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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

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 May 08, 1973?

On May 08, 1973 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is May 08, 1973?

On May 08, 1973 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 08, 1973?

On May 08, 1973 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 08, 1973?

On May 08, 1973 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 08, 1973?

On May 08, 1973 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 08, 1973?

On May 08, 1973 several famous people were born including, Nicolas Rey, Jonathon Young, Kris Hudson-Lee

Which famous people died on May 08, 1973?

Famous people died on May 08, 1973 include, Ralph Miller

What was the number one song in May 08, 1973?

The number one song in the week of May 08, 1973 was Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn in US and See My Baby Jive by Wizzard in UK

What were the top hits on May 08, 1973?

The top hits on May 08, 1973 were Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn, You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder, Little Willy by The Sweet in US and See My Baby Jive by Wizzard, Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando, Hell Raiser by The Sweet in UK


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