Sunday January 21, 1973

US date format: 1/21/1973, UK date format: 21/1/1973

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 21, 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 Bubba Miller and Jamal Cox. In that special week of January people in US were listening to You're So Vain by Carly Simon. In UK Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Ulzana's Raid, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Fire In The Lake by Frances Fitzgerald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lawinenpatrouille. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lemonade Stand.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day

Events

  • Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in Ringbanger
  • The Communist League is founded in Denmark.
  • ''Roe v. Wade'': The U.S. Supreme Court overturns state bans on abortion.
  • George Foreman defeats Joe Frazier to win the heavyweight world boxing championship.
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Movies

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Ulzana's Raid

Ulzana's Raid

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison, Jorge Luke, Richard Jaeckel

Country: United States of America

Sisters

Sisters

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, William Finley

Country: United States of America

The Mechanic

The Mechanic

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn, Jill Ireland

Country: United States of America

They Only Kill Their Masters

They Only Kill Their Masters

Directed by: James Goldstone

Starring: James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook, Harry Guardino

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Directed by: William Sterling

Starring: Fiona Fullerton, Michael Jayston, Hywel Bennett, Michael Crawford

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Lawinenpatrouille

Lawinenpatrouille

The Bobby Darin Show

The Bobby Darin Show

Starring: Bobby Darin, Richard Bakalyan, Roger Carroll, Geoff Edwards

Country: United States of America

Dead of Night

Dead of Night

Directed by: Dan Curtis

Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau

Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau

Die lieben Mitmenschen

Die lieben Mitmenschen

Days to next January 21

If January 21, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 8 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 27 days.
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Books

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Fire In The Lake by Frances Fitzgerald

Fire In The Lake

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This landmark work, based on Frances FitzGerald's own research and travels, takes us inside Vietnam-into the traditional, ancestor-worshiping villages and the corrupt crowded cities, into the conflicts between Communists and anti-Communists,

Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman

Harry S. Truman

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The definitive biography of one of the most enduring political figures of the 20th century. Margaret Truman writes with unequaled insight and understanding about her father's extraordinary life and offers rare

The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth

The Odessa File

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The suicide of an elderly German Jew explodes into revelation after revelation: of a Mafia-like organization called Odessa ...of a real-life fugitive known as the "Butcher of Riga"..of a young German journalist tumed obsessed avenger.......and,

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon

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For generations, Victoria Holt has dazzled and entertained millions of readers with her spine-tingling novels of romantic suspense. On the Night of the Seventh Moon is one of her most evocative,

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

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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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