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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 Mackenzie Astin and Forbes March. 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 Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Catch Kandy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or Space Race.
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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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What the sky looked like on 12 May 1973

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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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The Wild, Wild World of Animals

Starring: William Conrad

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 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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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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Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution

By: Dr. Robert Atkins

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

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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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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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