Thursday December 20, 1973

US date format: 12/20/1973, UK date format: 20/12/1973

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 20, 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 Nadia Farès and Cory Stillman in Peterborough. In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich. In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. The Sting, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Portrait Of A Marriage by Nigel Nicolson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Don Blech und der goldene Junker. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lemonade Stand.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.

Events

  • Montreal Canadiens' Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point.
  • Dutch Antillean government of Evertsz forms.
  • The Spanish Prime Minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.

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Movies

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The Sting

The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Country: United States of America

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States of America

Shanghai Joe

Shanghai Joe

Directed by: Mario Caiano

Starring: Chen Lee, Klaus Kinski, Carla Romanelli, Gordon Mitchell

Papillon

Papillon

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Country: United States of America

Sleeper

Sleeper

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Don Blech und der goldene Junker

Don Blech und der goldene Junker

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

Das unsichtbare Visier

Das unsichtbare Visier

Days to next December 20

If December 20, 1973 is your birthday you're 46 years, 9 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Portrait Of A Marriage by Nigel Nicolson

Portrait Of A Marriage

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Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando.

The Salamander by Morris L. West

The Salamander

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Slight signs of wear!

Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury

Come Nineveh, Come Tyre

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The Advise and Consent series is a landmark of political fiction, displaying a depth of insider Washington knowledge and a canvas of compelling characters that catapulted each novel to the top of the bestseller lists.

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.

Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke'S America

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As the United States adjusts to its role as sole superpower in a world of shifting allegiances, it has never been more important to understand what makes the country work.

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 December 20, 1973?

On December 20, 1973 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is December 20, 1973?

On December 20, 1973 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 20, 1973?

On December 20, 1973 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 20, 1973?

On December 20, 1973 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 20, 1973?

On December 20, 1973 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 20, 1973?

On December 20, 1973 several famous people were born including, Nadia Farès, Jenny Boucek, Cory Stillman in Peterborough.

Which famous people died on December 20, 1973?

Famous people died on December 20, 1973 include, Bobby Darin, Luis Carrero Blanco.

What was the number one song in December 20, 1973?

The number one song in the week of December 20, 1973 was The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich in US and I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter in UK.

What were the top hits on December 20, 1973?

The top hits on December 20, 1973 were The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce in US and I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter, Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade, You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by The New Seekers in UK.


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