Saturday 1 December 1973
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mia Farrance in Melbourne and Eric Thomas in Chartage.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Top Of The World by Carpenters.
In UK Let Me In by The Osmonds was in the top 5 hits.
Serpico, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973
while The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Don Blech und der goldene Junker.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Lander or TREK73.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1973 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Mia Farrance in Melbourne: Victoria, Australia; canoeist (Olympics-1996).
- Eric Thomas in Chartage: Texas; 400-metre hurdler.
- Steve Gibb: British-American noted family, first son of Linda and Barry Gibb.
- Jon Theodore: American drummer (One Day as a Lion The Mars Volta and Golden).
- David Ben-Gurion: Israeli politician, one of the founders of the country and the first Prime Minister in 1973.
- Jack Nicklaus becomes first golfer to earn $2 million in a year.
- Jan Ferraris wins LPGA-Japan Golf Classic.
- Stan Stasiak beats Pedro Morales in Philadelphia, to become WWF champion.
- Papua New Guinea gains self government from Australia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1973 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Carpenters - Top Of The World
- Ringo Starr - Photograph
- Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- Billy Preston - Space Race
- Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)
- Chicago - Just You 'N' Me
- Gladys Knight and the Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia
- Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - The Love I Lost (Part 1)
- DeFranco Family - Heartbeat-It's A Lovebeat
- Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
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