Thursday March 29, 1973

US date format: 3/29/1973, UK date format: 29/3/1973

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 29, 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 John Oppio in Sparks and Brad Bridgewater. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack. In UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits. High Plains Drifter, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Persian Boy by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lawinenpatrouille. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gotcha or Lunar Lander.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Bertold (d.1179)
  • Blessed Hugo (d.1239)
  • St. Ludolf of Ratzeburg (d.1250)
  • St. Eustace
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Events

  • US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after Tonkin Resolution
  • Dave Cowens wins NBA Most Valuable Player.
  • The last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam as Hanoi frees the remaining American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam.
  • Operation Barrel Roll, a covert US bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.
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Movies

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High Plains Drifter

High Plains Drifter

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitchell Ryan

Country: United States of America

The Big Game

The Big Game

Directed by: Robert Day

Starring: Stephen Boyd, France Nuyen, Ray Milland, Cameron Mitchell

The Baby

The Baby

Directed by: Ted Post

Starring: Anjanette Comer, Ruth Roman, Marianna Hill, Susanne Zenor

The Roommates

The Roommates

Directed by: Arthur Marks

Starring: Marki Bey, Pat Woodell, Roberta Collins, Laurie Rose

The Young Nurses

The Young Nurses

Directed by: Clint Kimbrough

Starring: Jeane Manson, Ashley Porter, Angela Elayne Gibbs, Zack Taylor

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TV Series

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Lawinenpatrouille

Lawinenpatrouille

The Bobby Darin Show

The Bobby Darin Show

Starring: Bobby Darin, Richard Bakalyan, Roger Carroll, Geoff Edwards

Country: United States of America

Kozure ôkami

Kozure ôkami

Starring: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Takumi Satô, Taketoshi Naitô

Country: Japan

Villa Alegre

Villa Alegre

Starring: Linda Dangcil, Hector Elias, Joaquin Garay III, Maria Grimm

Country: United States of America

Porridge

Porridge

Starring: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next March 29

If March 29, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 5 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 5 days.
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Books

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The Persian Boy by Mary Renault

The Persian Boy

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“It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.”–The

The Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner

The Sunlight Dialogues

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John Gardner’s sweeping portrait of the collision of opposing philosophical perspectives in 1960s America, centering on the appearance of a mysterious stranger in a small upstate New York

Snowfire by Phyllis A. Whitney

Snowfire

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Graystones is a chic American ski resort. But Linda Earle, who hasn't come for the winder sports feels a terrifying atmosphere on the icy slopes.

The Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer

The Implosion Conspiracy

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Out of Print Collectible Hardcover Fiction

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 …

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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