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Wednesday 24 October 1973

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kenny Holmes and Vincent Candela. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight and the Pips. In UK Eye Level by Simon Park Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Charley Varrick, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Tommy Cooper Hour. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Lemonade Stand.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Tommy Cooper Hour

Starring: Tommy Cooper, Allan Cuthbertson, Tommy Godfrey

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Okay S.I.R.

Starring: Anneliese Uhlig, Anita Kupsch, Monika Peitsch

Ca smo na ovom svitu...

Starring: Boris Dvornik, Karlo Bulic, Mia Sasso, Viktor Starcic

Ca smo na ovon svitu...

Starring: Boris Dvornik, Karlo Bulic, Spiro Guberina, Antun Nalis

Oi emporoi ton ethnon

Starring: Maria Alkeou, Antonis Antoniou, Katerina Apostolou, Stavros Avdoulos

Country: Greece

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Charley Varrick

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr

Country: United States

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The Paper Chase

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman

Country: United States

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The Way We Were

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman

Country: United States

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Badlands

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates

Country: United States

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The Mother and the Whore

Directed by: Jean Eustache

Starring: Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Laud, Franoise Lebrun

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 October 1973 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kenny Holmes: Defensive end (Tennessee Oilers).
  • Vincent Candela: French soccer player, a skilled right-footed left wingback, effective at joining the attack as well as being able in defence.
  • Korie Robertson: Reality Star.
  • Madlib : American rapper and producer (Madvillain Quasimoto and Lootpack).
  • Meelis Friedenthal: Estonian author and academic.
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Facts:
  • John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone
  • Heavy fog causes 65-car collision killing nine on New Jersey Turnpike.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gerald Ford -- Oct. 22, 1973
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8354
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Middle East War -- Oct. 15, 1973

Books

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

Once Is Not Enough

By: Jacqueline Susann

Once upon a time, the entertainment industry was a world that never slept. Magazine editors, models, pop stars, and all the rest visited "vitamin doctors" to get the shots that would allow them to stay up all night and then ...

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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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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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Curse Of The Kings

By: Victoria Holt

For centuries the tombs of the Pharaos were haunted by a deadly curse. And when two eminent archaeologists have died mysteriously, Judith Osmond was certain that it was the curse at

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation

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Gotcha

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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