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Thursday 27 September 1973

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Trick Daddy and Larry McSeed. In that special week of September people in US were listening to We're An American Band by Grand Funk. In UK Young Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. What?, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Oi emporoi ton ethnon. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or Gotcha.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Mean Streets

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval

Country: United States

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The Big Feast

Directed by: Marco Ferreri

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret

Country: United States

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Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Laud, Franois Truffaut

Country: United States

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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake

Country: United States

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Bang the Drum Slowly

Directed by: John Hancock

Starring: Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Oi emporoi ton ethnon

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

Country: Greece


Written by: Tatsuo Yoshida

Starring: Ikuo Nishikawa

Country: Japan

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Kure kure takora

Written by: Osamu Isono

Starring: Yoshiko Ohta, Osamu Saka

Country: Japan

Rock Concert

Starring: Don Kirshner

Country: United States

Die Kriminalerzählung

Starring: Eric Pohlmann, Walter Jokisch, Renate Küster, Herta Fahrenkrog

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 September 1973 ?

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mashfyyat (Will) - First day of the eleventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • RC Saints - Saint Vincent de Paul
  • Ethiopian Orthodox Church - Meskel
  • Also see September 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Balsamine (Impatiens) Day, sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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  • Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season
  • Soyuz 12 carries two cosmonauts into Earth orbit (two days).
  • Soviet space program: Soyuz 12, the first Soviet manned flight since the Soyuz 11 tragedy in 1971, is launched.

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

  • Time: Deposed President of Chile Salvador Allende
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8350
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hamburger Empire -- Sep. 17, 1973


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

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution

By: Dr. Robert Atkins

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

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Facing The Lions

By: Tom Wicker

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

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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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The Salamander

By: Morris L. West

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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