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Thursday 20 September 1973

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brad Beyer and Cansel Elçin. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye. In UK Young Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. The Big Feast, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rock Concert. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Space Race.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Big Feast

Directed by: Marco Ferreri

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret

Country: United States

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Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Laud, Franois Truffaut

Country: United States

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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake

Country: United States

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Bang the Drum Slowly

Directed by: John Hancock

Starring: Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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Enter the Dragon

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Starring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Rock Concert

Starring: Don Kirshner

Country: United States

Die Kriminalerzählung

Starring: Eric Pohlmann, Walter Jokisch, Renate Küster, Herta Fahrenkrog

The Evil Touch

Starring: Anthony Quayle

Country: Australia

Calucci's Department

Written by: Joseph Bologna, Renée Taylor

Starring: Candice Azzara, James Coco, Jack Fletcher, Bill Lazarus

Country: United States

It Pays to Be Ignorant

Starring: Joe Flynn, Billy Baxter, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jay Stewart

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 September 1973 ?

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Famous Deaths:
  • Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season.
  • Billy Jean King beats Bobby Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in "The Battle of the Sexes" tennis match at the Houston Astrodome. Global TV audience estimated at 50 million. The winner collected $100,000.

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What news were making the headlines those days in September 1973?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hamburger Empire -- Sep. 17, 1973
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8349
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bobby Riggs -- Sep. 10, 1973


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Salamander

By: Morris L. West

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In One Era And Out The Other

By: Sam Levenson

In One Era

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The Hollow Hills

By: Mary Stewart

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.

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Breakfast of Champions

By: Kurt Vonnegut

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.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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