Friday October 19, 1973

US date format: 10/19/1973, UK date format: 19/10/1973

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Nathalie Pottier and Hicham Arazi. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Angie by The Rolling Stones. In UK Eye Level by Simon Park Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Two Men in Town, directed by José Giovanni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shaft. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or Lunar Lander.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Ringo releases Photograph
  • US President Richard Nixon asks Congress for US$2.2 billion aid to Israel.
  • President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes.

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Movies

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Two Men in Town

Two Men in Town

Directed by: José Giovanni

Starring: Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Mimsy Farmer, Victor Lanoux

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Directed by: Hall Bartlett

Starring: James Franciscus, Juliet Mills, Philip Ahn, David Ladd

The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel

Country: United States of America

The Way We Were

The Way We Were

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Country: United States of America

Badlands

Badlands

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Shaft

Shaft

Directed by: John Singleton

Casshan

Casshan

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Directed by: Takao Koyama

Starring: Ikuo Nishikawa

Country: Japan

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Adam's Rib

Adam's Rib

Directed by: George Cukor

Beryl's Lot

Beryl's Lot

Days to next October 19

If October 19, 1973 is your birthday you're 46 years, 11 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann

Once Is Not Enough

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Once upon a time, the entertainment industry was a world that never slept. Magazine editors, models, pop stars, and all the rest visited "vitamin doctors" to get the shots that would allow them to stay up all night and then …

The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene

The Honorary Consul

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In a provincial Argentinean town, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with dubious authority and a weakness for drink, is kidnapped by Paraguayan revolutionaries who have mistaken him for the American ambassador.

The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart

The Hollow Hills

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Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries.

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

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

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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