Sunday December 16, 1973

US date format: 12/16/1973, UK date format: 16/12/1973

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see zodiac on December 16, 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 Luisa Ranieri and Mariza . In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich. In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Papillon, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Don Blech und der goldene Junker. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or Lunar Lander.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1973, at December 16 across the years or at December 1973 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
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Events

  • US kidnap victem Paul Getty III freed
  • American kidnapping victim Paul Getty III freed.
  • O J Simpson becomes first NFL player to rush 2,000 yard in a season.
  • O.J. Simpson of the Buffalo Bills became the first running back to rush for 2,000 yards in a pro football season.

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Movies

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Papillon

Papillon

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Country: United States of America

Badlands

Badlands

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Country: United States of America

Three Wishes for Cinderella

Three Wishes for Cinderella

Directed by: Václav Vorlícek

Starring: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock, Rolf Hoppe

Serpico

Serpico

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire

Country: United States of America

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

Starring: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov

Country: United States of America

Sport Games on December 16, 1973

Sport Games on December 16, 1973


NFL

American Football
  • Buffalo Bills - New York Jets : 34 - 14
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Houston Oilers : 27 - 24
  • Cleveland Browns - Los Angeles Rams : 17 - 30
  • Dallas Cowboys - St. Louis Cardinals : 30 - 3
  • Denver Broncos - Oakland Raiders : 7 - 21
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TV Series

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Don Blech und der goldene Junker

Don Blech und der goldene Junker

Casshan

Casshan

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Directed by: Takao Koyama

Starring: Ikuo Nishikawa

Country: Japan

Shaft

Shaft

Directed by: John Singleton

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Illustrated, Simplified and Painless Sunday School

Illustrated, Simplified and Painless Sunday School

Starring: Marshall Efron

Country: United States of America

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Salamander by Morris L. West

The Salamander

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Slight signs of wear!

The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

The Onion Field

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This is the frighteningly true story of two young cops and two young robbers whose separate destinies fatally cross one March night in a bizarre execution in a deserted Los Angeles

In One Era And Out The Other by Sam Levenson

In One Era And Out The Other

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The beloved humorist and author Sam Levenson finds that some of his old worldviews don’t fit the new one he now sees. Levenson’s grew up the youngest of eight children in a large Jewish immigrant family in New York.

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.

Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke'S America

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As the United States adjusts to its role as sole superpower in a world of shifting allegiances, it has never been more important to understand what makes the country work.

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 December 16, 1973?

On December 16, 1973 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is December 16, 1973?

On December 16, 1973 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 16, 1973?

On December 16, 1973 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 16, 1973?

On December 16, 1973 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 16, 1973?

On December 16, 1973 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 16, 1973?

On December 16, 1973 several famous people were born including, Luisa Ranieri, Scott Storch, Mariza .

What was the number one song in December 16, 1973?

The number one song in the week of December 16, 1973 was The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich in US and I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter in UK.

What were the top hits on December 16, 1973?

The top hits on December 16, 1973 were The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, Top Of The World by Carpenters in US and I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter, Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade, You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by The New Seekers in UK.


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