Thursday August 30, 1973

US date format: 8/30/1973, UK date format: 30/8/1973

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 30, 1973). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lisa Ling and Winnipeg (Canada). 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 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 Lunar Lander or Gotcha.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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The Pedestrian

Directed by: Maximilian Schell

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

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

Directed by: Arthur Marks

Starring: Alex Rocco, Hari Rhodes, Vonetta McGee, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Love Thy Neighbour

Directed by: John Robins

Starring: Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, Kate Williams

The Lonely Woman

Directed by: Francisco Rovira Beleta

Starring: Renaud Verley, Gina Lollobrigida, Danielle Darrieux, Concha Velasco


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 30, 1973?


  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day


  • Danny Seiwell quits Wings

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Der Bastian

Love Thy Neighbor

Directed by: Jordi Bachs

Emergency +4

Star Trek

Super Friends

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

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 …

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.

Breakfast of Champions

By: Kurt Vonnegut

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.

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.

The Odessa File

By: Frederick Forsyth

The suicide of an elderly German Jew explodes into revelation after revelation: of a Mafia-like organization called Odessa ...of a real-life fugitive known as the "Butcher of Riga"..of a young German journalist tumed obsessed avenger.......and,


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation


Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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