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Friday 12 October 1973

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lesli Brea and Martin Corry. 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. Charley Varrick, directed by Don Siegel, 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 Ca smo na ovom svitu.... If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or TREK73.
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 30 days ?

Ca smo na ovom svitu...

Starring: Boris Dvornik, Karlo Bulic, Mia Sasso, Viktor Starcic

Ca smo na ovon svitu...

Starring: Boris Dvornik, Karlo Bulic, Spiro Guberina, Antun Nalis

Oi emporoi ton ethnon

Starring: Maria Alkeou, Antonis Antoniou, Katerina Apostolou, Stavros Avdoulos

Country: Greece

Casshan

Written by: Tatsuo Yoshida

Starring: Ikuo Nishikawa

Country: Japan

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Kure kure takora

Written by: Osamu Isono

Starring: Yoshiko Ohta, Osamu Saka

Country: Japan

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Charley Varrick

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr

Country: United States

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The Paper Chase

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman

Country: United States

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The Way We Were

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman

Country: United States

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Badlands

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates

Country: United States

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The Mother and the Whore

Directed by: Jean Eustache

Starring: Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Laud, Franoise Lebrun

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1973 ?

Holidays:
  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria
  • Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as VP
  • US President Richard Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as Vice President.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Spiro Agnew on a tightrope.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8352
  • Time: Republican Attorney General Elliot Richardson, Spiro Agnew, Richard Nixon, Henry Petersen, chief of

Books

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

The Onion Field

By: Joseph Wambaugh

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

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The Hollow Hills

By: Mary Stewart

Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries.

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The Salamander

By: Morris L. West

Slight signs of wear!

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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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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

Gotcha

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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TREK73

TREK73

Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation


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