Tuesday July 17, 1973

US date format: 7/17/1973, UK date format: 17/7/1973

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 17, 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 Horacio Llamas and Tony Dovolani. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce. In UK Welcome Home by Peters & Lee was in the top 5 hits. Abhimaan, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, 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 Der Bastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Gotcha.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
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Events

  • Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees
  • King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan is deposed by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan while in Italy undergoing eye surgery.
  • France resumes nuclear bomb tests in Mururoa Atoll, over the protests of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Bruce Lee dies.

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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 Last American Hero

The Last American Hero

Directed by: Lamont Johnson

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ned Beatty

The MacKintosh Man

The MacKintosh Man

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, Harry Andrews

Gehri Chaal

Gehri Chaal

Directed by: C.V. Sridhar

Starring: Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Bindu

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

A Pin to See the Peepshow

A Pin to See the Peepshow

Klimbim

Klimbim

Days to next July 17

If July 17, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 2 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 22 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.

Serpico by Peter Maas

Serpico

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The 1960s was a time of social and generational upheaval felt with particular intensity in the melting pot of New York City.

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,

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 …

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


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