Friday February 16, 1973

US date format: 2/16/1973, UK date format: 16/2/1973

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 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 Cathy Freeman and Christian Bassedas. In that special week of February people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Turkish Delight, directed by Paul Verhoeven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lawinenpatrouille. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lunar Lander.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Juliana
  • Saint Lucilla
  • Remembrance of Lambertus
  • Saint Jeremias
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Events

  • The Court of Appeal of England and Wales rules that the ''Sunday Times'' can publish articles on Thalidomide and Distillers Company, despite ongoing legal actions by parents (the decision is overturned in July by the House of Lords).

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Movies

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Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Tonny Huurdeman, Wim van den Brink

Country: United States of America

The Boss

The Boss

Directed by: Fernando Di Leo

Starring: Henry Silva, Richard Conte, Gianni Garko, Antonia Santilli

Walking Tall

Walking Tall

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn

Country: United States of America

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web

Directed by: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde, Rex Allen

Country: United States of America

The Train Robbers

The Train Robbers

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

Starring: John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson

TV Series

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The Bobby Darin Show

The Bobby Darin Show

Starring: Bobby Darin, Richard Bakalyan, Roger Carroll, Geoff Edwards

Country: United States of America

Lawinenpatrouille

Lawinenpatrouille

Double Identity

Double Identity

Directed by: Dennis Dimster

Wild Country

Wild Country

Directed by: Craig Strachan

Nacht der Prominenten

Nacht der Prominenten

Days to next February 16

If February 16, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 9 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam

The Best And The Brightest

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"A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience." -- The New York Times"[The] most comprehensive saga of how America became involved in Vietnam.

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

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,

Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie

Elephants Can Remember

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable

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.

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 February 16, 1973?

On February 16, 1973 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is February 16, 1973?

On February 16, 1973 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 16, 1973?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on February 16, 1973?

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

Which famous people are born on February 16, 1973?

On February 16, 1973 several famous people were born including, Cathy Freeman, Nikos Kostakis, Christian Bassedas.

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

The number one song in the week of February 16, 1973 was Crocodile Rock by Elton John in US and Blockbuster by The Sweet in UK.

What were the top hits on February 16, 1973?

The top hits on February 16, 1973 were Crocodile Rock by Elton John, You're So Vain by Carly Simon, Oh, Babe, What Would You Say? by Hurricane Smith in US and Blockbuster by The Sweet, Part Of The Union by The Strawbs, Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) by Gary Glitter in UK.


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