Thursday August 23, 1973

US date format: 8/23/1973, UK date format: 23/8/1973

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 23, 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 Casey Blake and Jason Clemett. 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 D. Hancock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Bastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or Gotcha.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
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Events

  • The Norrmalmstorg robbery occurs, famous for the origin of the term Stockholm syndrome.

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Movies

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Bang the Drum Slowly

Bang the Drum Slowly

Directed by: John D. Hancock

Starring: Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster

Country: United States of America

Detroit 9000

Detroit 9000

Directed by: Arthur Marks

Starring: Alex Rocco, Hari Rhodes, Vonetta McGee, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour

Directed by: John Robins

Starring: Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, Kate Williams

The Lonely Woman

The Lonely Woman

Directed by: Francisco Rovira Beleta

Starring: Renaud Verley, Gina Lollobrigida, Danielle Darrieux, Concha Velasco

Westworld

Westworld

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Der Bastian

Der Bastian

Love Thy Neighbor

Love Thy Neighbor

Directed by: Jordi Bachs

Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

Directed by: Cyrus Tarlue

Ein Fall für Männdli

Ein Fall für Männdli

Orson Welles' Great Mysteries

Orson Welles' Great Mysteries

Days to next August 23

If August 23, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 1 month, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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,

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

The Sovereign State Of Itt by Anthony Sampson

The Sovereign State Of Itt

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A splendid survey of Britain today, a swiftly moving account of the men and institutions running England. Sampson gives a picture of Britain today hardly available from any other source, and

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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 23, 1973?

On August 23, 1973 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 23, 1973?

On August 23, 1973 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 23, 1973?

On August 23, 1973 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 23, 1973?

On August 23, 1973 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 23, 1973?

On August 23, 1973 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 23, 1973?

On August 23, 1973 several famous people were born including, Casey Blake, Malaika Arora Khan, Jason Clemett.

What was the number one song in August 23, 1973?

The number one song in the week of August 23, 1973 was Brother Louie by Stories in US and I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter in UK.

What were the top hits on August 23, 1973?

The top hits on August 23, 1973 were Brother Louie by Stories, Live And Let Die by Wings, Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross in US and I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter, Yesterday Once More by The Carpenters, Welcome Home by Peters & Lee in UK.


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