Saturday August 25, 1973

US date format: 8/25/1973, UK date format: 25/8/1973

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 25, 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 Fatih Akin and Ben Falcone. 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 Gotcha or Lunar Lander.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
  • RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
  • Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
  • Philippines - National Heroes' Day.

Events

  • Butch Trucks drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks leg in a car crash
  • Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings
  • Zambia adopts constitution

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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

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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 25

If August 25, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 1 day.
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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


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