Friday August 31, 1973

US date format: 8/31/1973, UK date format: 31/8/1973

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 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 Priest Lauderdale and Scott Niedermayer. 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 Lunar Lander.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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)
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Events

  • 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
  • PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony

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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

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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 31

If August 31, 1973 is your birthday you're 47 years, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Sovereign State Of Itt by Anthony Sampson

The Sovereign State Of Itt

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A splendid survey of Britain today, a swiftly moving account of the men and institutions running England. Sampson gives a picture of Britain today hardly available from any other source, and

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

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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 31, 1973?

On August 31, 1973 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 31, 1973?

On August 31, 1973 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 31, 1973?

On August 31, 1973 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 31, 1973?

On August 31, 1973 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 31, 1973?

On August 31, 1973 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 31, 1973?

On August 31, 1973 several famous people were born including, Priest Lauderdale, Scott Niedermayer, Lauderdale .

Which famous people died on August 31, 1973?

Famous people died on August 31, 1973 include, Raymond Keane, John Ford, John Ford.

What was the number one song in August 31, 1973?

The number one song in the week of August 31, 1973 was Brother Louie by Stories in US and Young Love by Donny Osmond in UK.

What were the top hits on August 31, 1973?

The top hits on August 31, 1973 were Brother Louie by Stories, Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye, Delta Dawn by Helen Reddy in US and Young Love by Donny Osmond, Angel Fingers by Wizzard, Dancing On A Saturday Night by Barry Blue in UK.


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