Sunday 2 December 1973
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Top Of The World by Carpenters.
In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter 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.
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Which were the important events of 2 December 1973 ?
- Laos - National Day
- United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
- R.C. Saints - St Bibiana
- Jan Ullrich: German cyclist, he won the Tour de France in 1997.
- Michaël Youn: French actor, singer, comedian, and TV and radio personality.
- Graham Kavanagh: Irish footballer and manager.
- Lee Steele: English footballer.
- Nana Rokusha: Japanese model and actress.
- Kevin Feighery NFL/WLAF punter (New York Giants: Florida Panthers, Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Monica Seles: Yugoslavian (now Serbian) tennis star who won the U.S. Open in 1991. By the age of 19 she had grossed $7.4 million in winnings.
- Capital Centre (USAir Arena) in Washington DC opens
- US Air Arena opens in Landover, Maryland, Baltimore Bullets beat Seattle Supersonics, 98-96.
- 62nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (5-0).
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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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