Tuesday May 15, 1973

US date format: 5/15/1973, UK date format: 15/5/1973

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 15, 1973). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pascal Gentil and Vic"Tori"a Davey Spelling. In that special week of May people in US were listening to You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder. In UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Life And Death Of Adolf Hitler by Robert Payne was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cheri. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or TREK73.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado

Country: United States of America

Emperor of the North

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine, Charles Tyner

The Big Feast

Directed by: Marco Ferreri

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi

Country: United States of America

Girls Are for Loving

Directed by: Don Schain

Starring: Cheri Caffaro, Timothy Brown, Sheila Leighton, Scott Ellsworth

Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 15, 1973?


  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
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TV Series

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


Directed by: Stephen Frears

Hallo - Hotel Sacher... Portier!

That's Life!

The Up and Down, in and Out, Round About Man

La vie du bon côté

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

The Life And Death Of Adolf Hitler

By: Robert Payne

The gripping drama of the evil genius who almost conquered the world...Compulsive Reading!. It moves the image of Hitler from caricature to believable person....

All Creatures Great And Small

By: James Herriot

The classic multimillion copy bestsellerDelve into the magical, unforgettable world of James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian, and his menagerie of heartwarming, funny, and tragic animal patients.For

The Sunlight Dialogues

By: John Gardner

John Gardner’s sweeping portrait of the collision of opposing philosophical perspectives in 1960s America, centering on the appearance of a mysterious stranger in a small upstate New York

Laughing All The Way

By: Barbara Howar

Barbara Howar was temporarily head of Washington D.C. socialites in the 1960s until President Johnson was cautioned to tame down the parties.

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 …


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation


Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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