Tuesday August 28, 1973

US date format: 8/28/1973, UK date format: 28/8/1973

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 28, 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 Matthew Jones Armstrong and Dolly Golden. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Brother Louie by Stories. In UK Young Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. The Pedestrian, directed by Maximilian Schell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Sovereign State Of Itt by Anthony Sampson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Bastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lemonade Stand.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)

Events

  • Monster Mash goes gold
  • Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple goes gold
  • 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
  • India and Pakistan sign POW accord

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Movies

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The Pedestrian

The Pedestrian

Directed by: Maximilian Schell

Starring: Gustav Rudolf Sellner, Peter Hall, Maximilian Schell, Gila von Weitershausen

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

TV Series

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Der Bastian

Der Bastian

Love Thy Neighbor

Love Thy Neighbor

Directed by: Jordi Bachs

Emergency +4

Emergency +4

Star Trek

Star Trek

Super Friends

Super Friends

Days to next August 28

If August 28, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

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

Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann

Once Is Not Enough

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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 …

The Making Of The President 1972 by Theodore H. White

The Making Of The President 1972

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“[White] revolutionized the art of political reporting.” —William F. BuckleyThe Making of the President 1972 is the fourth book in Theodore H.

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

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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