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Thursday 12 April 1973

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include J Scott Campbell and Pamela Polk in Berlin. In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence. In UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits. High Plains Drifter, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lemmi und die Schmöker. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or Space Race.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Villa Alegre

Starring: Linda Dangcil, Hector Elias, Joaquin Garay III, Maria Grimm

Country: United States

Lizzie Dripping

Starring: Tina Heath, Barbara Mitchell, Geoffrey Matthews, Sonia Dresdel

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Upper Crusts

Starring: Margaret Leighton, Charles Gray, Lalla Ward, Martin Neil

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

HBO Boxing

Starring: Jim Lampley, Larry Merchant, Michael Buffer, Harold Lederman

Country: United States

A Little Princess

Starring: Deborah Makepeace, Lesley Dunlop, Ruth Dunning, Alison Glennie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

High Plains Drifter

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill

Country: United States

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Soylent Green

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young

Country: United States

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Scarecrow

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan

Country: United States

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Devil in Miss Jones

Directed by: Gerard Damiano

Starring: Harry Reems, Georgina Spelvin, John Clemens

Country: United States

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Sisters

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 April 1973 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
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Facts:
  • Sudan adopts constitution.
  • Swaziland suspends constitution.
  • France recognizes North Vietnam.
  • The Labour Party wins control of the Greater London Council.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Food Prices: The Big Beef
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8326
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Col. Muammar Gaddafi -- Apr. 2, 1973

Books

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

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

By: Richard Bach

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 ...

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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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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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The Odessa File

By: Frederick Forsyth

The suicide of an elderly German Jew explodes into revelation after revelation: of a Mafia-like organization called Odessa ...of a real-life fugitive known as the "Butcher of Riga"..of a young German journalist tumed obsessed avenger.......and,

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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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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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