Saturday May 19, 1973

US date format: 5/19/1973, UK date format: 19/5/1973

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Hugues Obry and Andreas Johansson in Hofors. In that special week of May people in US were listening to You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder. In UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Evening In Byzantium by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cheri. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Lunar Lander.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • National Hug-Your-Cat Day
  • NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
  • Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
  • Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
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Events

  • Daisy A Day by Jud Strunk hits #14
  • Smith opens at Eden Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 99th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:54.4.
  • Secretariat wins the Preakness Stakes.

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Movies

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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado

Country: United States of America

Emperor of the North

Emperor of the North

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine, Charles Tyner

The Big Feast

The Big Feast

Directed by: Marco Ferreri

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi

Country: United States of America

Girls Are for Loving

Girls Are for Loving

Directed by: Don Schain

Starring: Cheri Caffaro, Timothy Brown, Sheila Leighton, Scott Ellsworth

Day for Night

Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Cheri

Cheri

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Hallo - Hotel Sacher... Portier!

Hallo - Hotel Sacher... Portier!

That's Life!

That's Life!

Mónica de medianoche

Mónica de medianoche

Michigan Fire & Rescue

Michigan Fire & Rescue

Days to next May 19

If May 19, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 4 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 24 days.
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Books

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Evening In Byzantium by Irwin Shaw

Evening In Byzantium

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One of Irwin Shaw’s most unforgettable heroes battles to resurrect his declining career against a tough cast of women, whiskey, and old memories Jesse Crain was made for Cannes.

The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three by John Godey

The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three

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1973 novel of NYC subway hijacking. Dell paperback edition issued 1974.

The Life And Death Of Adolf Hitler by Robert Payne

The Life And Death Of Adolf Hitler

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The gripping drama of the evil genius who almost conquered the world...Compulsive Reading!. It moves the image of Hitler from caricature to believable person....

The Matlock Paper by Robert Ludlum

The Matlock Paper

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The name on the computer screen is James Barbour Matlock, college professor and Vietnam veteran. He’s Washington’s choice to stop a far-reaching conspiracy in an undercover assignment destined to put his

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

Breakfast of Champions

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In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth.

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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