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Tuesday 21 August 1973

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ben Mann and Ismael Valdes. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Brother Louie by Stories. In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Bang the Drum Slowly, directed by John Hancock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Summer Before The Dark by Doris Lessing was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or TREK73.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Match Game 73

Starring: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson

Country: United States

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Warship

Starring: David Savile, Andrew Burt, James Cosmo, John Lee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hunter's Walk

Written by: Ted Willis

Starring: Ewan Hooper, Davyd Harries, Duncan Preston, Charles Rea

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Catch Kandy

Starring: Jacqueline Foley, Colin Hughes, Lynn James, Bob Lee

Country: Australia

Neues vom Kleinstadtbahnhof

Starring: Gunther Beth, Karin Buchholz, Käte Jaenicke, Heidi Kabel

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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White Lightning

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman

Country: United States

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American Graffiti

Directed by: George Lucas

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1973 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ben Mann: Australian baseball pitcher (1996 Olympics).
  • Ismael Valdes: Ciudad Victoria, Mexico -- Pitcher (LA Dodgers).
  • Nikolay Valuev: Russian World Boxing Association Heavyweight Champion as of December 17, 2005.
  • Sergey Brin: Co-founder of Google.
  • Steve McKenna: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Spiro Agnew and Richard Nixon -- Aug. 20, 1973
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8345
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Governor Wendell Anderson -- Aug. 13, 1973

Books

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

The Summer Before The Dark

By: Doris Lessing

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's classic novel of the pivotal summer in one woman's life is a brilliant excursion into the terrifying gulf between youth and old age.As

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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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The Matlock Paper

By: Robert Ludlum

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

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Laughing All The Way

By: Barbara Howar

Barbara Howar was temporarily head of Washington D.C. socialites in the 1960s until President Johnson was cautioned to tame down the parties.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation

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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation

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Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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TREK73

TREK73

Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation


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