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Saturday 27 October 1973

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alison "Ali" Malyn Shumate and Monica Louwerens. 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. Horror Express, directed by Gene Martin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Tommy Cooper Hour. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or Gotcha.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 ?

Horror Express

Directed by: Gene Martin

Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza

Country: United States

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Charley Varrick

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr

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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The Paper Chase

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 October 1973 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Namatius
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
  • Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • St. Desiderius
  • R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
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Facts:
  • 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
  • In Canon City, Colorado, USA a building is hit by a falling meteorite.
  • Alabama sets offensive record (828 yards), beats Virginia Tech 77-6.
  • The Canon City meteorite, a 1.4 kg chondrite type meteorite, strikes in Fremont County, Colorado.

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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 ?

The Onion Field

By: Joseph Wambaugh

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

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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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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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The Hollow Hills

By: Mary Stewart

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.

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Videogames

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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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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