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Wednesday 15 August 1973

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Adam Willard and Marcus Jones. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross. In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Enter the Dragon, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or TREK73.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Enter the Dragon

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Starring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly

Country: United States

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White Lightning

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman

Country: United States

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American Graffiti

Directed by: George Lucas

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat

Country: United States

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40 Carats

Directed by: Milton Katselas

Starring: Liv Ullmann, Edward Albert, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Match Game 73

Starring: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson

Country: United States

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Starring: David Savile, Andrew Burt, James Cosmo, John Lee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hunter's Walk

Written by: Ted Willis

Starring: Ewan Hooper, Davyd Harries, Duncan Preston, Charles Rea

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Catch Kandy

Starring: Jacqueline Foley, Colin Hughes, Lynn James, Bob Lee

Country: Australia

Neues vom Kleinstadtbahnhof

Starring: Gunther Beth, Karin Buchholz, Käte Jaenicke, Heidi Kabel

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1973 ?

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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  • Black September group kills three, wounds 55 in Athens, Greece.
  • Vietnam War: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends.
  • The U.S. bombing of Cambodia ends, officially halting 12 years of combat activity in Southeast Asia.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Governor Wendell Anderson -- Aug. 13, 1973
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8344
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Constitutional Challenge -- Aug. 6, 1973


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

The Odessa File

By: Frederick Forsyth

The suicide of an elderly German Jew explodes into revelation after revelation: of a Mafia-like organization called Odessa ...of a real-life fugitive known as the "Butcher of Riga"..of a young German journalist tumed obsessed avenger.......and,

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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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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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