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Sunday 23 September 1973

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michelle Tolson and Grant McDonald. 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 Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rock Concert. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or TREK73.
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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 23 September 1973 ?

  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Adomnan of Iona, Saint Constantius, Saint Thecla.
  • French Republican Calendar - Safran (Saffron) Day, second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Saudi Arabia - National Day (unification 1932)
  • Japanese Autumnal equinox Day (????/Sh?bun no hi)
  • Celebrate Bisexuality Day - September 23rd of every year is designated as Celebrate Bisexuality Day and celebrated by members of the bisexual community and their allies worldwide. Observed annually since 1999.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
  • Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power.
  • Juan Peron returns to power in Argentina.
  • The Oakland Raiders defeat the Miami Dolphins 12-7, ending the Dolphins unbeaten streak at 18. It was the Miami Dolphins' first loss since January 16, 1972 in Super Bowl VI.

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Sport Games on 23 September 1973

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Los Angeles Rams : 0 - 31
  • Buffalo Bills - San Diego Chargers : 7 - 34
  • Cleveland Browns - Pittsburgh Steelers : 6 - 33
  • Detroit Lions - Green Bay Packers : 13 - 13
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Magazine Covers

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 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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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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World Without End, Amen

By: Jimmy Breslin

Adrift in New York, an alcoholic cop searches for meaning in his life by revisiting his pastThe department has taken away Dermot Davey’s gun.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

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