Thursday June 28, 1973

US date format: 6/28/1973, UK date format: 28/6/1973

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 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 Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad and Édouard Courtial. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) by George Harrison. In UK Welcome Home by Peters & Lee was in the top 5 hits. Oklahoma Crude, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der Bastian. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Gotcha.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyon
  • Vidovdan, Orthodox religious holiday commemorating St. Vitus
  • National Handshake Day

Events

  • Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected
  • Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.

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Movies

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Oklahoma Crude

Oklahoma Crude

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: George C. Scott, Faye Dunaway, John Mills, Jack Palance

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats

Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James

Country: United States of America

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Sarah Miles, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Warden

The Blockhouse

The Blockhouse

Directed by: Clive Rees

Starring: Peter Sellers, Charles Aznavour, Jeremy Kemp, Per Oscarsson

TV Series

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Der Bastian

Der Bastian

Love Thy Neighbor

Love Thy Neighbor

Directed by: Jordi Bachs

Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

Directed by: Cyrus Tarlue

Cheri

Cheri

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Hallo - Hotel Sacher... Portier!

Hallo - Hotel Sacher... Portier!

Days to next June 28

If June 28, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 2 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 …

Sleeping Beauty by Ross MacDonald

Sleeping Beauty

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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

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of …

Law And Order by Dorothy Uhnak

Law And Order

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A tough Irish cop. A prostitute. A massive cover-up that stretches to the highest levels of law enforcement . . .

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.

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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