Sunday August 19, 1973

US date format: 8/19/1973, UK date format: 19/8/1973

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 19, 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 Marco Materazzi and Mette-Marit Crown Princess of Norway. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross. In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. The Lonely Woman, directed by Francisco Rovira Beleta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Bastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Lunar Lander.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
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Events

  • Kris Kristofferson weds Rita Coolidge
  • Sandra Palmer wins LPGA St. Paul Golf Open
  • Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after ten years.

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Movies

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The Lonely Woman

The Lonely Woman

Directed by: Francisco Rovira Beleta

Starring: Renaud Verley, Gina Lollobrigida, Danielle Darrieux, Concha Velasco

Westworld

Westworld

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Country: United States of America

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen

Country: United States of America

Heavy Traffic

Heavy Traffic

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope Atkinson, Frank DeKova, Terri Haven

White Lightning

White Lightning

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Bo Hopkins

Country: United States of America

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

Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead?

Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead?

What's My Line?

What's My Line?

Days to next August 19

If August 19, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 1 month, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 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.

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

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,

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 August 19, 1973?

On August 19, 1973 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 19, 1973?

On August 19, 1973 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 19, 1973?

On August 19, 1973 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 19, 1973?

On August 19, 1973 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 19, 1973?

On August 19, 1973 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 19, 1973?

On August 19, 1973 several famous people were born including, Marco Materazzi, Mette-Marit Crown Princess of Norway, Roy Rogers (basketball)

What was the number one song in August 19, 1973?

The number one song in the week of August 19, 1973 was Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross in US and I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter in UK

What were the top hits on August 19, 1973?

The top hits on August 19, 1973 were Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross, Live And Let Die by Wings, Brother Louie by Stories in US and I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter, Yesterday Once More by The Carpenters, Welcome Home by Peters & Lee in UK


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