Wednesday October 10, 1973

US date format: 10/10/1973, UK date format: 10/10/1973

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 10, 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 Mario López and Joël Chenal. 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. The Paper Chase, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shaft. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lunar Lander.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • New York Mets beat Cin Reds in Game 5 of the NLCS
  • US Vice President Spiro T Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion and resigns.
  • Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.

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Movies

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The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel

Country: United States of America

The Way We Were

The Way We Were

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Country: United States of America

Badlands

Badlands

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Country: United States of America

Don't Look Now

Don't Look Now

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania

Country: United States of America

Mean Streets

Mean Streets

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Shaft

Shaft

Directed by: John Singleton

Casshan

Casshan

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Directed by: Takao Koyama

Starring: Ikuo Nishikawa

Country: Japan

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Adam's Rib

Adam's Rib

Directed by: George Cukor

Tomorrow Coast to Coast

Tomorrow Coast to Coast

Days to next October 10

If October 10, 1973 is your birthday you're 46 years, 11 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

The Onion Field

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This is the frighteningly true story of two young cops and two young robbers whose separate destinies fatally cross one March night in a bizarre execution in a deserted Los Angeles

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.

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

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 …

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


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