Saturday March 17, 1973, St. Patrick's Day

US date format: 3/17/1973, UK date format: 17/3/1973

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Caroline Corr and Amelia Heinle. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack. In UK Cum On Feel The Noize by Slade was in the top 5 hits. Godspell, directed by David Greene, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lawinenpatrouille. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or Gotcha.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
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Events

  • St. Patrick Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday
  • Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge.
  • The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family.

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Movies

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Godspell

Godspell

Directed by: David Greene

Starring: Victor Garber, Lynne Thigpen, Katie Hanley, David Haskell

The Vault of Horror

The Vault of Horror

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Curd Jürgens, Terry-Thomas, Tom Baker, Daniel Massey

Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Johnny Whitaker, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates, Jeff East

The Crazies

The Crazies

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones, Lloyd Hollar

Country: United States of America

Lost Horizon

Lost Horizon

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Starring: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, George Kennedy

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TV Series

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Lawinenpatrouille

Lawinenpatrouille

The Bobby Darin Show

The Bobby Darin Show

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

Country: United States of America

Nacht der Prominenten

Nacht der Prominenten

Toma

Toma

Police Story

Police Story

Days to next March 17

If March 17, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 6 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman

Harry S. Truman

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The definitive biography of one of the most enduring political figures of the 20th century. Margaret Truman writes with unequaled insight and understanding about her father's extraordinary life and offers rare

All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot

All Creatures Great And Small

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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

The Sunlight Dialogues

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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

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 Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer

The Implosion Conspiracy

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Out of Print Collectible Hardcover Fiction

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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