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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 Christian Panucci and Claudia Jordan. 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. Soylent Green, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Journey To Ixtlan by Carlos Casteneda was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lemmi und die Schmöker. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Lunar Lander.
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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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Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan

Country: United States

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Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning

Country: United States

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The Crazies

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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The Bobby Darin Show

Starring: Bobby Darin, Richard Bakalyan, Roger Carroll, Geoff Edwards

Country: United States

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Schoolhouse Rock!

Starring: Jack Sheldon

Country: United States

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The Wild, Wild World of Animals

Starring: William Conrad

Country: United States

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Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 April 1973 ?

  • 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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  • Sudan adopts constitution.
  • Swaziland suspends constitution.
  • France recognizes North Vietnam.
  • The Labour Party wins control of the Greater London Council.

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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


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

Journey To Ixtlan

By: Carlos Casteneda

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The Implosion Conspiracy

By: Louis Nizer

Out of Print Collectible Hardcover Fiction

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The Sunlight Dialogues

By: John Gardner

John Gardner’s sweeping portrait of the collision of opposing philosophical perspectives in 1960s America, centering on the appearance of a mysterious stranger in a small upstate New York

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The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three

By: John Godey

1973 novel of NYC subway hijacking. Dell paperback edition issued 1974.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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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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Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

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