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Saturday 13 October 1973

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brian Dawkins and Peter Dumbreck. 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. The Paper Chase, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Cosell by Howard Cosell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shaft. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or Gotcha.
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Movies

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

The Paper Chase

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel

Country: United States

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The Way We Were

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Country: United States

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Don't Look Now

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania

Country: United States

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Mean Streets

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson

Country: United States

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Santee

Directed by: Gary Nelson

Starring: Glenn Ford, Michael Burns, Dana Wynter, Jay Silverheels

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TV Series

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

Shaft

Directed by: John Singleton

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Rappelkiste

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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

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Adam's Rib

Directed by: George Cukor

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Tomorrow Coast to Coast

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 October 1973 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Jordan enters Yom Kippur war
  • Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in Emily in for Carol

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Books

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

Cosell

By: Howard Cosell

book club edition, slightly cocked

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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 Salamander

By: Morris L. West

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

TREK73

TREK73

Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

Gotcha

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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Gotcha

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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