Sunday April 15, 1973

US date format: 4/15/1973, UK date format: 15/4/1973

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 15, 1973). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Olivier Nakache and Jeremy Burkett. In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence. In UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits. Soylent Green, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Persian Boy by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cheri. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lemonade Stand.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Petrus Gonzalez
  • In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
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Events

  • Walt Disney Story opens
  • Naim Talu, a former civil servant forms the new government of Turkey (36th government)
  • The German counter-terrorist force GSG 9amp!-- confirmed here --amp is officially formed.
  • Federal Express officially begins operations, with the launch of 14 small aircraft from Memphis International Airport. On that night, Federal Express delivers 186 packages to 25 U.S. cities from Rochester, New York, to Miami, Florida.
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Movies

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Soylent Green

Soylent Green

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors

Country: United States of America

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

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

Country: United States of America

Scarecrow

Scarecrow

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Ann Wedgeworth

Country: United States of America

Scorpio

Scorpio

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, John Colicos

Female Vampire

Female Vampire

Directed by: Jesús Franco

Starring: Lina Romay, Jack Taylor, Alice Arno, Monica Swinn

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TV Series

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Cheri

Cheri

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Hallo - Hotel Sacher... Portier!

Hallo - Hotel Sacher... Portier!

Lawinenpatrouille

Lawinenpatrouille

World Championship Snooker

World Championship Snooker

Hissatsu shiokinin

Hissatsu shiokinin

Days to next April 15

If April 15, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 5 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Persian Boy by Mary Renault

The Persian Boy

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“It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.”–The

The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

The Joy Of Sex

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Famous for helping couples discover how sex can be playful, erotic, passionate, exhilarating, and most of all, pleasurable.The Joy of Sex revolutionized how we experience our sexuality.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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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 …

Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann

Once Is Not Enough

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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 …

The Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer

The Implosion Conspiracy

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Out of Print Collectible Hardcover Fiction

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

TREK73

TREK73

Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

Lemonade Stand

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

Gotcha

Gotcha

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Lunar Lander

Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation


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