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Friday 31 August 1973

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Priest Lauderdale and Scott Niedermayer. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Brother Louie by Stories. In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Day for Night, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973 while The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TREK73 or Lemonade Stand.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Enter the Dragon

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Starring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly

Country: United States

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White Lightning

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Match Game 73

Starring: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson

Country: United States

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Starring: David Savile, Andrew Burt, James Cosmo, John Lee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hunter's Walk

Written by: Ted Willis

Starring: Ewan Hooper, Davyd Harries, Duncan Preston, Charles Rea

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Catch Kandy

Starring: Jacqueline Foley, Colin Hughes, Lynn James, Bob Lee

Country: Australia

Neues vom Kleinstadtbahnhof

Starring: Gunther Beth, Karin Buchholz, Käte Jaenicke, Heidi Kabel

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1973 ?

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Famous Deaths:
  • 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
  • PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nixon's Problem's -- Aug. 27, 1973
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8346
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Spiro Agnew and Richard Nixon -- Aug. 20, 1973


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

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.

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Laughing All The Way

By: Barbara Howar

Barbara Howar was temporarily head of Washington D.C. socialites in the 1960s until President Johnson was cautioned to tame down the parties.

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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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The Matlock Paper

By: Robert Ludlum

The name on the computer screen is James Barbour Matlock, college professor and Vietnam veteran. He’s Washington’s choice to stop a far-reaching conspiracy in an undercover assignment destined to put his

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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Space Race

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

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Platform: HP Time-Shared BASIC

Genre: Space combat simulation

Lunar Lander

Platform: DEC GT40 graphics terminal, PDP-11 based

Genre: Retro/Simulation

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Lemonade Stand

Genre: Business

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