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Saturday 12 May 1973

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stefano Margoni and MacKenzie Astin in Los Angeles. 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. The Day of the Jackal, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three by John Godey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Catch Kandy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Race or TREK73.
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TV Series

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

A Picture of Katherine Mansfield

Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Jeremy Brett, Lyndon Hughes, Annette Crosbie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Inside/Out

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Day of the Jackal

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair

Country: United States

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Paper Moon

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1973 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Art Pollard: American racecar driver (Born 1927).
  • Frances Marion: American writer of the first westerns and silent films while later authoring sophisticated comedies such as "Dinner at Eight.
Facts:
  • Dueling Tubas by Martin Mull hits #92
  • 6th ABA championship: Indiana Pacers beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3.

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Books

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

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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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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Evening In Byzantium

By: Irwin Shaw

One of Irwin Shaw’s most unforgettable heroes battles to resurrect his declining career against a tough cast of women, whiskey, and old memories Jesse Crain was made for Cannes.

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An Untold Story

By: Elliot Roosevelt and James Brough

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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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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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TREK73

TREK73

Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation

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Gotcha

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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