Thursday May 24, 1973

US date format: 5/24/1973, UK date format: 24/5/1973

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 24, 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 Karim Alami and Dermot O'Leary. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Frankenstein by Edgar Winter. In UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits. Jeremy, directed by Arthur Barron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Praise the Lord. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lemonade Stand.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
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Events

  • Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.
  • ''Skylab 2'' (Pete Conrad, Paul Weitz, Joseph Kerwin) is launched on a mission to repair damage to the recently launched ''Skylab'' space station.
  • Héctor José Cámpora becomes democratic president of the Argentine Republic ending the 1966 to 1973 Revolución Argentina military dictatorship.

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Movies

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Jeremy

Jeremy

Directed by: Arthur Barron

Starring: Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Len Bari, Leonardo Cimino

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado

Country: United States of America

Emperor of the North

Emperor of the North

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine, Charles Tyner

The Big Feast

The Big Feast

Directed by: Marco Ferreri

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi

Country: United States of America

Girls Are for Loving

Girls Are for Loving

Directed by: Don Schain

Starring: Cheri Caffaro, Timothy Brown, Sheila Leighton, Scott Ellsworth

TV Series

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Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

Directed by: Cyrus Tarlue

Cheri

Cheri

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Hallo - Hotel Sacher... Portier!

Hallo - Hotel Sacher... Portier!

Graine d'ortie

Graine d'ortie

The Kids from 47A

The Kids from 47A

Days to next May 24

If May 24, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 3 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

Breakfast of Champions

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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.

An Untold Story by Elliot Roosevelt and James Brough

An Untold Story

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The Life And Death Of Adolf Hitler by Robert Payne

The Life And Death Of Adolf Hitler

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The gripping drama of the evil genius who almost conquered the world...Compulsive Reading!. It moves the image of Hitler from caricature to believable person....

Evening In Byzantium by Irwin Shaw

Evening In Byzantium

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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.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of …

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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