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Saturday 26 May 1973

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Clémentine Autain and Karim Köster. 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. The White Sun of the Desert, directed by Vladimir Motyl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Catch Kandy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lemonade Stand or Space Race.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The White Sun of the Desert

Directed by: Vladimir Motyl

Starring: Anatoli Kuznetsov, Spartak Mishulin, Kakhi Kavsadze

Country: United States

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Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lai, Prasitsak Singhara

Country: United States

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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel

Country: United States

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The Day of the Jackal

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair

Country: United States

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Paper Moon

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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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Schoolhouse Rock!

Starring: Jack Sheldon

Country: United States

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The Wild, Wild World of Animals

Starring: William Conrad

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 May 1973 ?

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
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  • Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
  • Super Fly Meets Shaft by John and Ernest hits #31

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

  • Time: Sculpture of Attorney General John Mitchell by Glaubach & Yanchusk.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8332
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: President Nixon -- May 14, 1973


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

The Best And The Brightest

By: David Halberstam

"A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience." -- The New York Times"[The] most comprehensive saga of how America became involved in Vietnam.

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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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Sleeping Beauty

By: Ross MacDonald

In Sleeping Beauty, Lew Archer finds himself the confidant of a wealthy, violent family with a load of trouble on their hands--including an oil spill, a missing girl, a lethal dose

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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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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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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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