Friday October 26, 1973

US date format: 10/26/1973, UK date format: 26/10/1973

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 26, 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 Seth MacFarlane and Phaedra Parks. 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. Three Wishes for Cinderella, directed by Václav Vorlícek, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shaft. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lemonade Stand.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
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Events

  • Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
  • President Nixon released 1st White House tapes on Watergate scandal
  • Wings release Helen Wheels

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Movies

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Three Wishes for Cinderella

Three Wishes for Cinderella

Directed by: Václav Vorlícek

Starring: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock, Rolf Hoppe

Two Men in Town

Two Men in Town

Directed by: José Giovanni

Starring: Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Mimsy Farmer, Victor Lanoux

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Directed by: Hall Bartlett

Starring: James Franciscus, Juliet Mills, Philip Ahn, David Ladd

The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel

Country: United States of America

The Way We Were

The Way We Were

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Shaft

Shaft

Directed by: John Singleton

Casshan

Casshan

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Directed by: Takao Koyama

Starring: Ikuo Nishikawa

Country: Japan

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Adam's Rib

Adam's Rib

Directed by: George Cukor

Raquel

Raquel

Days to next October 26

If October 26, 1973 is your birthday you're 46 years, 10 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

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.

The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

The Joy Of Sex

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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.

In One Era And Out The Other by Sam Levenson

In One Era And Out The Other

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The beloved humorist and author Sam Levenson finds that some of his old worldviews don’t fit the new one he now sees. Levenson’s grew up the youngest of eight children in a large Jewish immigrant family in New York.

The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

The Onion Field

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This is the frighteningly true story of two young cops and two young robbers whose separate destinies fatally cross one March night in a bizarre execution in a deserted Los Angeles

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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