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Monday 8 October 1973

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Donnie Abraham and Toby Haenen. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Half-Breed by Cher. In UK Eye Level by Simon Park Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Badlands, directed by Terrence Malick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ca smo na ovom svitu.... If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Race or Lunar Lander.
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 ?

Ca smo na ovom svitu...

Starring: Boris Dvornik, Karlo Bulic, Mia Sasso, Viktor Starcic

Ca smo na ovon svitu...

Starring: Boris Dvornik, Karlo Bulic, Spiro Guberina, Antun Nalis

Oi emporoi ton ethnon

Starring: Maria Alkeou, Antonis Antoniou, Katerina Apostolou, Stavros Avdoulos

Country: Greece

Casshan

Written by: Tatsuo Yoshida

Starring: Ikuo Nishikawa

Country: Japan

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Kure kure takora

Written by: Osamu Isono

Starring: Yoshiko Ohta, Osamu Saka

Country: Japan

Movies

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

Badlands

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates

Country: United States

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The Mother and the Whore

Directed by: Jean Eustache

Starring: Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Laud, Franoise Lebrun

Country: United States

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Mean Streets

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval

Country: United States

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The Big Feast

Directed by: Marco Ferreri

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret

Country: United States

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Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Laud, Franois Truffaut

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1973 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gabriel Marcel: French philosopher, dramatist, drama critic, playwright and musician, usually regarded as the first French Existential philosopher.
Facts:
  • Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece
  • Yom Kippur War: Gabi Amir's armored brigade attacks Egyptian occupied positions on the Israeli side of the Suez Canal, in hope of driving them away. The attack fails, and over 150 Israeli tanks are destroyed.
  • LBC Radio begins broadcasting on 97.3 FM in London.
  • Spiro T. Agnew resigns as Vice President of the United States and then, in federal court in Baltimore, Maryland, pleads no contest to charges of income tax evasion on $29,500 he received in 1967, while he was governor of Maryland. He is fined $10,000 and put on 3 years' probation.
  • The New York Mets win baseball's National League pennant, defeating the heavily favored Cincinnati Reds 3 games to 2.

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Sport Games on 8 October 1973

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  • Dallas Cowboys - Washington Redskins : 7 - 14
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Spiro Agnew on a tightrope.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8352
  • Time: Republican Attorney General Elliot Richardson, Spiro Agnew, Richard Nixon, Henry Petersen, chief of

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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Once Is Not Enough

By: Jacqueline Susann

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 ...

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The Making Of The President 1972

By: Theodore H. White

“[White] revolutionized the art of political reporting.” —William F. BuckleyThe Making of the President 1972 is the fourth book in Theodore H.

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Breakfast of Champions

By: Kurt Vonnegut

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.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation

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Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation

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TREK73

TREK73

Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation


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