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Friday 14 September 1973

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nas (rapper) and Andrew Lincoln. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Delta Dawn by Helen Reddy. In UK Young Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. The Big Feast, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Marilyn by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Die Kriminalerzählung. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Race or Space Race.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Big Feast

Directed by: Marco Ferreri

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret

Country: United States

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Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Laud, Franois Truffaut

Country: United States

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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake

Country: United States

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Bang the Drum Slowly

Directed by: John Hancock

Starring: Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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Enter the Dragon

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Starring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Die Kriminalerzählung

Starring: Eric Pohlmann, Walter Jokisch, Renate Küster, Herta Fahrenkrog

The Evil Touch

Starring: Anthony Quayle

Country: Australia

Calucci's Department

Written by: Joseph Bologna, Renée Taylor

Starring: Candice Azzara, James Coco, Jack Fletcher, Bill Lazarus

Country: United States

It Pays to Be Ignorant

Starring: Joe Flynn, Billy Baxter, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jay Stewart

Country: United States

Mission: Magic!

Starring: Rick Springfield, Howard Morris, Erika Scheimer, Lane Scheimer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 September 1973 ?

  • Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
  • Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
  • In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
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  • Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
  • Indianapolis is awarded a WHA franchise.
  • US President Richard Nixon signs into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bobby Riggs -- Sep. 10, 1973
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8348
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Henry Kissinger -- Sep. 3, 1973


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


By: Norman Mailer


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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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Once Is Not Enough

By: Jacqueline Susann

Once upon a time, the entertainment industry was a world that never slept. Magazine editors, models, pop stars, and all the rest visited "vitamin doctors" to get the shots that would allow them to stay up all night and then ...

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Facing The Lions

By: Tom Wicker

Rich Morgan, Washington bureau chief for a major national newspaper, flies south for Senator Hunt Anderson's funeral. In trying to draw together the strands of trust, love, and betrayal that had

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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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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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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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