Wednesday August 15, 1973

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

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac 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. The Lonely Woman, directed by Francisco Rovira Beleta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Bastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or Gotcha.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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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.

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Movies

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Abhimaan

Abhimaan

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, Bindu

Enter the Dragon

Enter the Dragon

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Starring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Ahna Capri

Country: United States of America

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats

A Brief Vacation

A Brief Vacation

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Florinda Bolkan, Renato Salvatori, Daniel Quenaud, José María Prada

American Graffiti

American Graffiti

Directed by: George Lucas

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Der Bastian

Der Bastian

Love Thy Neighbor

Love Thy Neighbor

Directed by: Jordi Bachs

Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

Directed by: Cyrus Tarlue

Match Game 73

Match Game 73

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

Country: United States of America

Warship

Warship

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 …

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.

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution

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The doctor America trusts now shows you how to live longer and feel better! World-renowned medical expert Dr. Robert C. Atkins has shown millions how to lose weight and keep it

Facing The Lions by Tom Wicker

Facing The Lions

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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

The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth

The Odessa File

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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,

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, Marcus Jones, 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.


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