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Sunday 24 June 1973

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alexander Beyer and Michael Cheever. In that special week of June people in US were listening to My Love by Paul McCartney. In UK Can The Can by Suzi Quatro was in the top 5 hits. 40 Carats, directed by Milton Katselas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Matlock Paper by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Match Game 73. 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 30 days ?

40 Carats

Directed by: Milton Katselas

Starring: Liv Ullmann, Edward Albert, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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Live and Let Die

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jacques Tati

Starring: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden

Country: United States

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The Exorcist

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair

Country: United States

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Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy

Country: United States

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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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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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A Picture of Katherine Mansfield

Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Jeremy Brett, Lyndon Hughes, Annette Crosbie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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A Little Princess

Starring: Deborah Makepeace, Lesley Dunlop, Ruth Dunning, Alison Glennie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Bobby Darin Show

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 June 1973 ?

  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
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Famous Deaths:
  • Mary Carr: Actress (Forbidden Trail, 2nd Wife), dies at 99.
  • Marlene Raymond (age 15), limboes under a flaming bar at 6.125 inches.
  • Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev addresses the American people on television, the first to do so.
  • Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE)
  • Erskine Hamilton Childers is elected the 4th President of Ireland.
  • Watergate scandal: Former White House counsel John Dean begins his testimony before the Senate Watergate Committee.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The U.S. Economy -- June 18, 1973
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8336
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Secretariat -- June 11, 1973


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

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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I'M O.K.- You'Re O.K.

By: Thomas Harris

Hello, First printing/1973, This book is in nice condition, fresh, clean pages, no writing or marks inside this book. All pages are attached, no missing pages, no rips or tears.

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The Joy Of Sex

By: Alex Comfort

Famous for helping couples discover how sex can be playful, erotic, passionate, exhilarating, and most of all, pleasurable.The Joy of Sex revolutionized how we experience our sexuality.

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Evening In Byzantium

By: Irwin Shaw

One of Irwin Shaw’s most unforgettable heroes battles to resurrect his declining career against a tough cast of women, whiskey, and old memories Jesse Crain was made for Cannes.

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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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Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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