Wednesday August 15, 1973

US date format: 8/15/1973, UK date format: 15/8/1973

We've performed the most in-depth research possible on August 15, 1973, here's what our experts found out: it was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see Chinese Zodiac and Moon Sign on August 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 Adam Willard and Adnan Sami. 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. Baba Yaga, directed by Corrado Farina, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1973 while The Making Of The President 1972 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling book. On TV people were watching Der Bastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lemonade Stand.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 15, 1973?


Holidays

  • 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.
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Events

  • 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.

Famous Birthday

Who was born on August 15, 1973?

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Corrado Farina

Starring: Carroll Baker, George Eastman (II), Ely Galleani, Carla Mancini, Lorenzo Piani, Isabelle De Funès, Daniela Balzaretti

Country: Italy

The Lonely Woman

The Lonely Woman

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Francisco Rovira Beleta

Starring: Renaud Verley, Gina Lollobrigida, Danielle Darrieux, Concha Velasco

Westworld

Westworld

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Country: United States of America

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen

Country: United States of America

Heavy Traffic

Heavy Traffic

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope Atkinson, Frank DeKova, Terri Haven

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 15, 1973?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Touch Me In The Morning
  2. - Live And Let Die
  3. - Brother Louie
  4. - The Morning After
  5. - Let's Get It On

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am)
  2. - Yesterday Once More
  3. - Welcome Home
  4. - Young Love
  5. - 48 Crash

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Let's Get It On
  2. - Here I Am Come & Take Me
  3. - Angel
  4. - Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out
  5. - Are You Man Enough

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Der Bastian

Der Bastian

Release year: 1973

Love Thy Neighbor

Love Thy Neighbor

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Jordi Bachs

Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

Release year: 1973

Directed by: Cyrus Tarlue

Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead?

Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead?

Release year: 1973

What's My Line?

What's My Line?

Release year: 1973

How old am I?

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Making Of The President 1972 by Theodore H. White

The Making Of The President 1972

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"[White] revolutionized the art of reporting on politics." --William F. BuckleyThe Making of the Presidential President 1972 is the fourth book of Theodore H.

Curse Of The Kings by Victoria Holt

Curse Of The Kings

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The curse that haunted the tombs of Pharaos for centuries was a fatal one. Judith Osmond, an archaeologist and two prominent archaeologists, was certain it was the curse after their mysterious deaths.

The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

The Joy Of Sex

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The Joy of Sex is a famous program that helps couples find sex that is fun, exciting, passionate, satisfying, and most importantly, enjoyable.

Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann

Once Is Not Enough

By:

Entertainment was once a world that didn't sleep. Models, magazine editors, and pop stars all visited "vitamin doctors", to get shots that would enable them to stay awake all night, then work the next day in offices with Calderesque mobiles …

Laughing All The Way by Barbara Howar

Laughing All The Way

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Barbara Howar served as temporary head of Washington D.C. socialites from the 1960s to the time President Johnson warned him to calm down the parties.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 15, 1973?

On August 15, 1973 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is August 15, 1973?

On August 15, 1973 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 15, 1973?

On August 15, 1973 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 15, 1973?

On August 15, 1973 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 15, 1973?

On August 15, 1973 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 15, 1973?

On August 15, 1973 several famous people were born including, Adam Willard, Adnan Sami, Adnan Sami.

What was the number one song in August 15, 1973?

The number one song in the week of August 15, 1973 was Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross in US and I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter in UK.

What were the top hits on August 15, 1973?

The top hits on August 15, 1973 were Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross, Live And Let Die by Wings, Brother Louie by Stories in US and I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter, Yesterday Once More by The Carpenters, Welcome Home by Peters & Lee in UK.